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USofCare and OSPIRG Collaborate to Summarize Oregon’s Bridge Plan Task Force Preliminary Recommendations

Published On September 13, 2022

In March 2022, the Oregon legislature passed HB 4035, which authorizes the development of a “Bridge Plan.” This plan will provide coverage for thousands of Oregonians with incomes just above the Medicaid eligibility threshold, between 138 percent and 200 percent of the federal poverty level. The Bridge Plan lays an important foundation for policies that would serve many people struggling to access affordable coverage in Oregon.

In the below brief, USofCare and OSPIRG summarize the Task Force’s preliminary recommendations for implementation of the Bridge Plan. We continue to work with partners on the ground in Oregon to support implementation of a successful Bridge Plan that is designed with flexibility to allow for future development of a public option to help even more Oregonians afford health care.