If you are a health advocate, and Oregon Health Plan member, or a contracts lawyer, then you have a chance to help the state get the details right of how it spends billions in coming years.

Oregon on Friday kicked off the biggest bout of contracting in state history and at the same time allowed the first detailed public look at how --for years to come-- it intends to administer the multibillion-dollar program. The OHP provides health care to one in four Oregonians, the most needy among us, using private-sector firms that operate like insurance companies.