OR-Action Plan for Health

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The Oregon Health Policy Board has created an Action Plan for Health that involves actions by the legislature, consumers, businesses, health care providers and others. Dovetailed with the dollars federal health care reform will bring into Oregon, this plan aims to meet the legislative mandate to "provide and fund access to affordable, quality care for all Oregonians by 2015." It also meets the spirit of innovation to seek Oregon solutions to address the problems before the state.

The plan includes many items that do not require legislative action, but may require changes in how Oregon sets budget priorities. The plan also emphasizes how the state delivers and pays for health care to ensure health equity, promote health and contain costs, beginning with the 850,000 lives for whom the Oregon Health Authority buys health care services.