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United States of Care Provides Informational Testimony to Oregon’s Interim Senate Health Committee on Options for a State-Based Health Insurance Marketplace

Published On June 3, 2022

On June 2nd, USofCare’s Director of Policy Solutions, Liz Hagan, was invited to provide informational testimony to the Oregon Senate Health Committee on options for Oregon to move to a State-Based Marketplace (SBM). Liz was joined by fellow presenters Chiqui Flowers, Administrator of the Oregon Health Insurance Marketplace, and Ryan High, the Executive Director of Nevada Health Link. 

Oregon currently operates a state-based exchange on the federal platform (SBM-FP) that has a similar user experience through as the federally facilitated marketplace (FFM). USofCare’s testimony highlighted the many opportunities a SBM would create, such as streamlining eligibility and enrollment processes, experimenting with new and ambitious health care policies, and tailoring customer assistance and enrollment needs for Oregonians who need it most. 

We applaud the Senate Health Committee for having this important conversation and their dedication to providing Oregonians with affordable and understandable health care coverage options.