Oregon follows in New York’s footsteps with massive healthcare expansion plan

The Oregon Health Authority is expanding Medicaid coverage to those who earn more than the federal limits.

Currently, the state grants Medicaid for 1.4 million citizens who earn up to 138% of the federal poverty level, but now the new OHP Bridge Plan will be expanded to benefits who earn up to 200% of the poverty level. 

The Oregon Health Authority expects to see 100,000 more residents included in Medicaid benefits by 2027. 

Oregon’s Medicaid coverage expansion follows in the footsteps of New York and Minnesota, but it is the first state to offer the coverage at no costs for the beneficiaries. 

People in the Bridge program, which expands to a person making $30,000 a year or families of four who earn $62,400 a year, will qualify for free medical, dental, and mental healthcare.

The state was granted approval by the federal Centers for Medicare
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