2013-2014 Client Victories

  • During the short 35 day session in 2014, Public Affairs Counsel worked to bring different partners together to come and successfully pass legislation that allows individual tenants of manufactured dwelling parks to organize and compete to purchase the park that their home resides in. Legislation was crafted with bi-partisan support and stakeholder involvement to help give residents an opportunity to keep existing mobile parks at their current location. Client: Oregon Housing Alliance.
  • In 2013 legislation was drafted, HB 3309, that would penalize hospitals and others that contract with the newly created Coordinated Care Organization (CCO). The bill would have allowed a local CCO to vote to remove a board member or organization and prevent them from contracting to provide health services with the CCO for a period of 5 years. Legislation would’ve significantly impacted a hospitals ability to be reimbursed for the care of Oregon’s Medicaid and Medicare population. Public Affairs Counsel worked to defeat the bill and preserve a fair contracting playing field for all members of the CCO. Client: Salem Health.
  • In 2013, Public Affairs Counsel worked with legislative leaders to secure $4 million for a new Veteran’s home to serve residents in Lebanon. The new 133,000 square foot facility will serve as home to 154 veterans and their spouses, and generated 250 jobs. Client: Linn County.