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Oregon Health Authority Announces New Enrollment System

Saturday, October 31, 2015


The Oregon Health Authority will present “ONE” their new health care enrollment system at the OHA’s Community Advisory Council on November 6.

ONE, short for Oregon Eligibility, is the new Medicaid eligibility and enrollment system. The OGA first announced it would adopt a plan similar to the Kentucky Medicaid System by the fall of 2015. 

ONE will be launched for internal use on December 15. OHA staff will begin sing the new portal to process applications an grant eligibility before the public-facing portal goes live in February of 2016.

In addition to the presentation on the new ONE system, the Council will also hear an update from Health Share executive team members on the Coordinated Care Organization's 2015-2017 Transformation Plan, which has been submitted to the state. The Transformation Plan focuses in large part on community health and health equity, issues which are central to the Council's mission. 

The meeting will begin at 12:30 PM on November at the Beaverton City Library, located at 12375 SW 5th Street. The meeting is open to the public.


Related Slideshow: Mum’s the Word: Parenting in Sickness and in Health

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Do your best to explain to your child what’s going on with you.  This applies to whether you’re sick physically or emotionally. I recently went through a pretty low time emotionally. I couldn’t hold back the tears in front of my daughter. Instead of being ashamed, though, I decided it’d be a good time to talk about emotions with Lia. 

As she patted me on the back saying, “Poor poor, Cinderella,” (yes, my daughter is a little odd sometimes) I explained to her that I wasn’t mad or sad at her. She immediately smiled, saying, “You’re not?” 

I’m sure she still didn’t totally understand the situation. However, she did understand the most important part of what I was trying to convey: she had absolutely nothing to do with my unhappiness. 

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Let them “nurse” you. Kids love to be involved. So when you’re sick, tell them they can help you by rubbing your back or bringing you a blanket. The “responsibility” reminds them that they are important. Additionally, who doesn’t want a free a back rub?

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Ask for help. There’s not a lot of exposition needed here. If you have friends or family near by, don’t hesitate to ask…or even beg for help.

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Rest. It’s hard to take a break from things when you know that you’ll have to get around to finishing them sooner or later. But when your body is sick, it’s time to stop being heroic. Go to bed with your little one and get the sleep that your body is literally aching for. For the sake of your little one and yourself, put away the vacuum or whatever it is that your holding onto, and get some sleep. 


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