Located in the Pacific Northwest region of the United States, Oregon is well known for its diverse landscape and friendly locale. The state is the 9th most expansive in the country, with a large variety in geography, including the Cascade Mountain Range, the West Coast, beautiful Mount Hood, and a large desert area. Portland, the state’s capital, makes up the largest metropolitan area in the state, with a population of almost 2.3 million. Oregon has a statewide healthcare plan that doesn’t require private insurance, and the health systems are some of the largest employers in the state. When it comes to long term care, though, Oregonians need to plan ahead.
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Oregon implemented their statewide Long Term Care Insurance Partnership Program in 2008, providing residents with a way to safeguard their assets from the high cost of care while saving the state money, as well.