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A volunteer unloads bottled water at a cooling center set up to help vulnerable residents weather a dangerous heat wave on August 11, 2021. Oregon is set to become the first state in the nation to cover some expenses related to climate change under its Medicaid program.  State health officials say the low-income health plan will cover devices such as air conditioners, air filters and generators.

Oregon will cover health-related climate expenses

PORTLAND, Ore. — Oregon is set to become the first state in the nation to cover climate change-related expenses for some low-income patients through its Medicaid program, as the normally temperate northwest region of Pacific is experiencing longer heat waves and more intense wildfires. The new initiative, which is expected to take effect in 2024, …

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Washington lawmakers discuss health-related policy priorities for 2023 session - State of Reform

Washington lawmakers discuss health-related policy priorities for 2023 session – State of Reform

Washington lawmakers on both sides of the aisle discussed some key health-related policy priorities and issues to watch over the course of the 2022 Health Policy Conference on the State of Northwest Inland Reform. Get the latest information on state-specific policies for the healthcare industry delivered to your inbox. The conference included 2 political leadership …

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