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Governor signs Healthy Kids bill at Doernbecher, extends coverage to 80,000 children

OHSU hosted Oregon Governor Kulongoski and other legislative leaders at a signing ceremony for Oregon’s Healthy Kids bill today. HB 2116 extends health insurance to 80,000 uninsured children and 35,000 low-income adults in Oregon. Stacy Nicholson, M.D., Professor and Chair, OHSU Department of Pediatrics and Physician-in-Chief, Doernbecher Children’s Hospital, welcomed the group to OHSU and reinforced the need for affordable health care for all children in Oregon. Learn more about the Healthy Kids initiative at and check out photos of the signing ceremony on our SoM Facebook page at


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