SB-557 and HB 2557— The COFA Dental Equity Bills
Legislation

SB-557 and HB 2557— The COFA Dental Equity Bills

SB-557 and HB 2557— Essentially unanimous bills. The COFA Dental Equity Bill will provideMedicaid-level dental care for those who do not qualify for Medicaid but do qualify for theCOFA Premium Assistance Program for their medical insurance. Medicaid is available to COFAcitizens through age 64. The expectation is that people will transition to Medicare at the…

B 553- The COFA/Refugee Equity Tuition Bill
Legislation

B 553- The COFA/Refugee Equity Tuition Bill

B 553- The COFA/Refugee Equity Tuition bill will provide in-state tuition rates for all COFAcitizens and Special Immigrant Visa (SIV) refugees in Oregon Higher Education Colleges andUniversities. It is estimated that it may impact 100 COFA students and 10 or fewer refugeestudents. The bill will significantly increase the numbers of these students that reach their…

SB 706- The COFA Medicaid Outreach bill
Legislation

SB 706- The COFA Medicaid Outreach bill

SB 706– The COFA Medicaid Outreach bill requests 2 multilingual, multicultural FTE’s for theOregon Health Authority (OHA). It also requests a $300,000 grant to an organization that hasexperience in reaching and supporting the Medicaid eligible COFA citizens in their householdlocations in order to effectively complete the Medicaid application process. The organizationmust have experience in administering…