Joan Watson-Patko

Joan Watson-Patko

Joan Watson-Patko serves as executive director of the Oregon Primary Care Association, where she utilizes her professional expertise in areas of social determinants of health and core issues related to access, equity, and empowerment of communities and populations experiencing poverty and marginalization.

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Oregon Legislature considers health care plan for low-income residents

By: - May 19, 2023

Today, more than 96% of Oregonians have health insurance coverage, thanks to the innovations of state government and community-based leaders. However, this upward trajectory is threatened by a change to Medicaid that could eliminate coverage for 300,000 Oregonians in the short term and more in the long term.  Over the next 14 months, the state […]