Died in Committee on 3-4-22
Status (overview) of bill:https://olis.oregonlegislature.gov/liz/2022R1/Measures/Overview/HB4126
Requires all state behavioral health contractors to be unionized.
Personal Choice and Responsibility
Where is the notice for an individual’s choice to join or not join with repercussions?
This bill includes pretty much every significant behavioral health provider in the state as most of them are under Medicaid CCO or PEBB/OEBB contracts as providers. It was the unions who passed anti-competition laws blocking out-of-state healthcare workers from easily coming to Oregon. Unions are not for the best interest of health care. Unions pushed laws blocking hospitals from being built without going through a laborious process to prove their merit — a system that does not exist in other states. Unions also pushed the hospital taxes passed by the Legislature. The very organizations that are contributing to the rising cost of healthcare and helping drive the labor shortage crisis are now asking to represent them.