Community groups rap Oregon Health Authority for planned cuts

OHA Director Lynne Saxton.

OHA Director Lynne Saxton.

Health Care Inc. Northwest
Elizabeth Hayes

Portland Business Journal May 22, 2015

Representatives of 30 organizations want to discuss the future of a program that helps underserved communities enroll in health insurance.

The groups have requested a meeting with Oregon Health Authority Director Lynne Saxton.

“The bottom line is (the) need to have an open, frank conversation about the future of how the state will support and provide resources for enrollment efforts in communities across the state,” said Alberto Moreno, executive director of the Oregon Latino Health Coalition and lead signatory of a May 20 letter to Saxton.

Moreno said she acknowledged receipt and indicated that she is pulling together an internal team to study the issue and will get back to him to set up a meeting.

“We hope and trust she will be responsive and will take concerns seriously,” Moreno said.