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Legislative Session

OAHHS provides federal and state lawmakers with the tools they need to make informed decisions on issues that affect the health of Oregonians. OAHHS provides legislators information and educates legislators on the important role that Oregon's hospitals play in their communities and the many ways that state lawmakers can work with their local hospitals to support a healthier Oregon.

OAHHS’ legislative agenda is guided by the three key tenets of the Triple Aim: better patient experience, lower costs, and a healthier population. These principles inform the Association’s decisions to support or oppose legislation throughout legislative sessions, and provide a road map for developing the legislative agenda and introducing legislation on an annual basis.

2019 Legislative Agenda

  • Community Benefit
  • Medicaid Budget
  • Value Based Payment 
  • Behavioral Health
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Take Action

Legislators in Salem and Washington, D.C. make strategic public policy decisions each year at the local, state, and federal levels that impact Oregon’s hospitals and health care systems – decisions that also determine the access and quality of health care provided to patients and the effectiveness of the workforce that provides the care.

Without the proper information, policy makers are at risk of making misguided decisions due to a lack of understanding of the true impact a piece of legislation will have. If legislators have the facts and understand how their decisions will affect our health care systems, patients, staff and community, we are more likely to reach our mission of fostering healthy Oregon communities.

This is why it is so important that our legislators hear from you, their constituents.

There are many ways to advocate for a healthier Oregon. View the action items below to learn how, with even just a few minutes, you can advocate for a healthier Oregon