ORS 414.825¹

It is the policy of the State of Oregon that:

(1) The state, in partnership with the private sector, move toward providing affordable access to basic health care services for Oregon’s low-income, uninsured children and families;

(2) Subject to funds available, the state provide subsidies to low-income Oregonians, using federal and state resources, to make health care services affordable to Oregon’s low-income, uninsured children and families and that those subsidies should encourage the shared responsibility of employers and individuals in a public-private partnership;

(3) The respective roles and responsibilities of government, employers, providers, individuals and the health care delivery system be clearly defined;

(4) All public subsidies be clearly defined and based on an individual’s ability to pay, not exceeding the cost of purchasing a basic package of health care services, except for those individuals with the greatest medical needs; and

(5) The health care delivery system encourage the use of evidence-based health care services, including appropriate education, early intervention and prevention, and procedures that are effective and appropriate in producing good health. [2001 c.898 §3; 2003 c.14 §198]

Note: 414.825 (Policy), 414.831 (Family Health Insurance Assistance Program) and 431.839 were enacted into law by the Legislative Assembly but were not added to or made a part of ORS chapter 414 or any series therein by legislative action. See Preface to Oregon Revised Statutes for further explanation.

1 Legislative Counsel Committee, CHAPTER 414—Medical Assistance, https://­www.­oregonlegislature.­gov/­bills_laws/­Archive/­2007ors414.­pdf (2007) (last ac­cessed Feb. 12, 2009).
2 OregonLaws.org contains the con­tents of Volume 21 of the ORS, inserted along­side the per­tin­ent statutes. See the preface to the ORS An­no­ta­tions for more information.
3 OregonLaws.org assembles these lists by analyzing references between Sections. Each listed item refers back to the current Section in its own text. The result reveals relationships in the code that may not have otherwise been apparent. Currency Information