Our mission: Mid-Valley Health Care Advocates works to establish a publicly funded, comprehensive, equitable, affordable health care system for all people in Oregon (and eventually all across the U.S.)

AMA drops out of industry coalition opposed to Medicare expansion

The American Medical Association has exited the Partnership for America's Health Care Future. In addition, the AMA in June agreed at an annual meeting to study the feasibility of a public option after years of opposition to single-payer health care. Read the full story here.

Medicare Advantage Plans Overbill Taxpayers By Billions Annually, Records Show

July 16, 2019, from Kaiser Health News, by
Fred Schulte
Lauren Weber

Medicare Advantage plans, administered by private insurance companies under contract with Medicare, treat more than 22 million seniors — more than 1 in 3 people on Medicare.

Health insurers that treat millions of seniors have overcharged Medicare by nearly $30 billion over the past three years alone, but federal officials say they are moving ahead with long-delayed plans to recoup at least part of the money. read the full story here.

SB 770 passed on Sunday, June 30.

Thanks to all who called, emailed, or spoke directly to our state legislators in Salem. To read Mike Huntington’s synopsis of the process, click here. That link opens a Word document.

To read the most recent version of the Bill, click here.

Read MVHCA Board member, Dr. Bruce Thomson’s column in the June 5 Corvallis Gazette Times. (UPDATE: The most recent version is SB 770B.)

See the Legislative/Oregon page for the latest contact team information.