Oregon Statutes - Chapter 414 - Medical Assistance - Section 414.825 - Policy.

It is the policy of the State of Oregon that:

(1) The state, in partnership with the private sector, move toward providing affordable access to basic health care services for Oregonís low-income, uninsured children and families;

(2) Subject to funds available, the state provide subsidies to low-income Oregonians, using federal and state resources, to make health care services affordable to Oregonís low-income, uninsured children and families and that those subsidies should encourage the shared responsibility of employers and individuals in a public-private partnership;

(3) The respective roles and responsibilities of government, employers, providers, individuals and the health care delivery system be clearly defined;

(4) All public subsidies be clearly defined and based on an individualís ability to pay, not exceeding the cost of purchasing a basic package of health care services, except for those individuals with the greatest medical needs; and

(5) The health care delivery system encourage the use of evidence-based health care services, including appropriate education, early intervention and prevention, and procedures that are effective and appropriate in producing good health. [2001 c.898 §3; 2003 c.14 §198]

Note: 414.825, 414.831 and 431.839 were enacted into law by the Legislative Assembly but were not added to or made a part of ORS chapter 414 or any series therein by legislative action. See Preface to Oregon Revised Statutes for further explanation.

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