Now is the time to email alayna.n.nest@state.or.us of the Oregon Health Authority (OHA) and give your input “relating to reduced fees for veterans with disabilities or who receive need-based pensions from the Veterans Administration”.  This applies only to “veterans with 100% service-connected disabilities or who receive a needs-based pension from the VA based on a finding by the VA of non-service connected disability”.

Oral comments will be heard this Wednesday, April 16, 2014 at 1:00 p.m. at 800 NE Oregon St, Room 1E, Portland, Oregon.  Written testimony will be accepted until 5 p.m. Tuesday April 22, 2014. Comments can be mailed, emailed or faxed to the following:

OHA, Public Health Division
Alayna Nest, Administrative Rules Coordinator
800 NE Oregon Street, Suite 930
Portland, Oregon  97232


Email:  alayna.n.nest@state.or.us

FAX:  (971) 673-1299

How about if it’s reduced for all veterans and free for those who are 100% disabled?  Wait a minute… those who are rated 100% disabled get a pretty good pension … perhaps those who are rated LESS disabled should get a break!  Perhaps all veterans should get a price reduction?
Are they getting a reduction for veteran status, or disability status? Either way, you’re discriminating against the others if you say only the 100% disabled, or only the 100% disabled veterans.

How about those who are on Social Security disability?  Unless they are getting food stamps or the Oregon Health Plan they are paying the 200 to $250 just like the rest of us.

WHY does the State of Oregon think they need to make their mint off the back of the sick and dying?  For the past two years, the Oregon Health Authority (OHA) has given $7 million to other programs within it from the overages from the OMMP funds.  Those who represent us came up with this brilliant idea.  {Do you vote?!} This biennium there is $9 million in surplus they are spreading out through their programs.  How do you feel about this?

Please write and let them know, it only takes a minute and IT COULD HELP!

And remember all of this Canna-Nonsense when you vote this Fall!

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