April 24, 2024 | Oregon’s Health Crossroads: A Decade after Reforms, What’s Next?

Little more than a decade ago, state leaders won national acclaim with ambitious reforms to the Oregon Health Plan. The goal? Make care better for individuals with low income. There’s been progress since then, but major challenges remain. A panel of experts and leaders weigh in on how our state is meeting the reforms’ original vision, and what more needs to be done.


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Emily Harris – Journalist

Emily Harris is an award-winning reporter with global, national and local experience, currently acting as senior advisor and forum moderator for the Oregon Health Forum. She is also the co-founder of a local news nonprofit, Oregon News Exploration, working to increase high-quality, community-first reporting to underserved communities in Oregon and SW Washington.


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John Kitzhaber – Former Governor of Oregon

John Kitzhaber is the author of the Oregon Health Plan and architect of subsequent reforms establishing Coordinated Care Organizations, through which more than 1 million Oregonians receive care. He currently serves on the Families USA board, and holds the Chair of Health Policy at the Foundation for Medical Excellence. 

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Rob Nosse – Representative of Oregon District 42

Rob Nosse is the State Representative for House District 42, which consists of inner Southeast and a little sliver of Northeast Portland. He also serves as the Chair of the House Behavioral Health and Health Care Committee, as well as member of the joint House and Senate Committee on addiction and community Safety.

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Sejal Hathi – Director of Oregon Health Authority

Sejal Hathi most recently served as New Jersey’s deputy health commissioner for public health services and its designated state health officer. She also served in the Biden-Harris Administration as White House Senior Policy Advisor for Public Health, and held joint faculty appointments at the Johns Hopkins School of Medicine & Bloomberg School of Public Health.


Mary Monnat – President/CEO of Lifeworks NW

Mary Monnat is President/CEO of LifeWorks NW. She currently serves on Providence Health and Services Oregon Community Ministry Board and is a former HealthShare of Oregon board member. She is a prior recipient of Portland Business Journal’s Woman Executive of the year for non-profits and is an American Leadership Forum senior fellow.

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Bruce Goldberg – Former Director of the Oregon Health Authority

Bruce Goldberg helped create the Oregon Health Authority, where he served as director. In that role he spearheaded Oregon’s nationally recognized health reforms transforming the state’s health plan for low income Oregonians to one based on a model of coordinated care.  He currently is a faculty member at the OHSU-PSU School of Public Health.

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