Robin Hood's Medical Plan

May 23, 2003 Download PDF

Changing Oregon’s Priorities to Restore the Medically Needy Program

When legislators develop the state budget, they scrutinize the spending of state agencies and hold hearings in an effort to ensure that government programs and services are efficient, effective, and meet the public’s priorities. If revenues are expected to fall short of what is required to fund existing programs, legislators either raise revenue or decide which programs should be reduced or eliminated. Whether they choose to keep or eliminate programs, legislators have to take affirmative action in this process.

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