Jan. 14, 2022

Chronic Disease Care at Risk in Oregon

Chronic Disease Care at Risk in Oregon

States are like dominos. When one state enacts a health policy, others replicate. Oregon’s Medicaid draft 1115 waiver has several red flags for patient healthcare access, and all patients should watch this carefully.

Meghan Moyer, the public policy director at Disability Rights Oregon, explains why the waiver is a concern for chronic and rare disease patients. From discriminatory healthcare metrics that determine coverage to a closed formulary that would hinder access to FDA accelerated approval drugs, it’s filled with problems for patients. 

Plus, get the latest news on Medicare. Terry and Dr. Bob explain what you need to know about a proposed CMS Rule that attempts to lower costs in Medicare Part D, plus the limited Medicare Part B coverage for Alzheimer’s treatments. 


Terry Wilcox, Executive Director, Patients Rising

Dr. Robert Goldberg, “Dr. Bob,” Co-Founder and Vice President of the Center for Medicine in the Public Interest

Kate Pecora, Field Correspondent, Patients Rising


Meghan Moyer,  Public Policy Director, Disability Rights Oregon

Jim Sliney Jr., Director of Patient Outreach, Patients Rising 

Janet Roberts, Patient Correspondent


Patients Rising Now’s Comments on Oregon’s 1115 Waiver and Impact on Access

The Rare Access Action Project’s Comments on Oregon’s Health Authority’s Section 1115 Waiver 

CMS Takes Action to Lower Out of Pocket Medicare Part D Prescription Drug Costs 

Section 1115 State Waiver List - Medicaid 

Medicare limits Aduhelm Coverage Clinical Trials 

Bob Saget's remembered as a Scleroderma advocate 

" For Hope " Movie Produced by Bob Saget 

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