As Oregon’s academic health center, OHSU provides leadership in health policy when the health and well-being of Oregonians are at stake. As a public institution and a statewide resource, we strive to be thoughtful and constructive in how we do this. We work hard to find solutions. It is therefore disappointing to have to oppose a piece of federal legislation, but the American Health Care Act leaves us no choice.
The holiday season is a time to reflect on the year that was and look forward to the year ahead. Unfortunately, many of us have heavy hearts this year in light of recent setbacks in our country in the area of diversity, one of OHSU’s core values.