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Proposed cuts would affect seniors, disabled & low income

350,000 Oregonians Could Lose Health Coverage is the title of the article. Take a look here. The proposed line-item reductions can be seen on the Ways and Means Co-Chairs’ 2017-19 Target Reduction Lists.

In addition to the headline cut of no longer covering ACA expansion populations there are other proposed reductions that would affect seniors and people with disabilities.

Among other things, proposed cuts to Aging and People with Disabilities would eliminate the live-in program; reduce in-home hours; and eliminate OPI. Intellectual and Developmental Disability services would have narrowed program eligibility and restrict personal support worker overtime. Community Mental health services also takes a big hit.

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