OHA director Lynne Saxton resigns in wake of FamilyCare PR controversy

Gov. Kate Brown on Tuesday forced Oregon Health Authority Director Lynne Saxton to resign on the heels of an aborted public relations plan to smear a local Medicaid services provider. Saxton on Monday had publicly apologized to FamilyCare Health, the Portland-based coordinated care organization that is suing the agency. The CCO said the communications plan that came to light late last week showed OHA was out to "hurt and isolate it." FamilyCare contends OHA has been paying it the lowest per-member-per-month…
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