Oregon picks partner to study single-payer health care, other system models
By Elizabeth Hayes
Portland (Ore.) Business Journal, May 19, 2016
The Oregon Health Authority has selected RAND Corp. to conduct an independent study of different ways of configuring Oregon’s health care system, including a single-payer model.
If negotiations are successful, OHA intends to award a contract to RAND, the highest-ranked proposer, according to a memo from a procurement and contract specialist at the Department of Human Services.
Dr. Sam Metz, a Portland anesthesiologist, has advocated for the study — and a single-payer system — for several years.
Elizabeth Hayes covers health care for the Portland (Ore.) Business Journal.