Tag Archives: Health Insurance/Health Plans

How Affordable are 2019 ACA Premiums for Middle-Income People? 

This analysis finds that Affordable Care Act marketplace premiums are least affordable for older adults who earn too much to qualify for federal subsidies, especially those living in rural areas where premiums are highest. The majority of enrollees who purchase health coverage through Affordable Care Act (ACA) exchanges receive premium tax credits to help them afford their […]
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Gov. Kate Brown signs funding package to pay down Medicaid debt

Oregon will pay off half of its Medicaid debt through new taxes on health care providers. Source: Gov. Kate Brown signs funding package to pay down Medicaid debt

Governor Signs Bill Authorizing Hospital, Insurance Taxes To Fund Medicaid

Oregon Gov. Kate Brown on Wednesday signed into law a tax that will provide funding for the state’s Medicaid plan.

On the Fence:One size does not fit all with health care

Health care in the United States is flawed; however, a universal health care system would be a disastrous over-correction and would have people believe that there are not devastating tradeoffs for this “free” government program. One of the pitfalls we see in other countries in implementing public health care is the quality and access to […]
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Major Blue Health Insurers to Combine

State Library Ed. Note: Cambia Health Solutions sells Blue plans under the Regency name in Oregon. State employees can access this Wall Street Journal story HERE via the State Library’s subscription to the US Newstream database. Alternatively, state employees can contact us for access.  library.help@state.or.us or 503-378-8800. Tie-up brings together health-care players with combined $16 billion in revenue, covering over six […]
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Oregon Health Insurance Companies Report Big Losses In 2018

Three of Oregon’s six largest commercial health insurers reported losses in 2018, as did several dental plans and Medicaid payers even though the market was fairly stable. Source: Oregon Health Insurance Companies Report Big Losses In 2018

Oregon Health Authority launches biennial insurance, health care access survey

The Oregon Health Authority is asking Oregonians to participate in its 2019 Oregon Health Insurance Survey, the agency announced in a news release. Since 2011, the biennial survey has provided information on health insurance coverage, access to care and health care cost. OHA aims to reach more than 8,000 families between February and June. Source: […]
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State launches survey on insurance, health care access

The Oregon Health Authority is asking Oregonians to participate in the 2019 Oregon Health Insurance Survey. Since 2011 the biennial survey has provided important information on health insurance coverage, access to care and the cost of health care for Oregonians. OHA aims to reach more than 8,000 families through the survey between February and June. […]
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Oregon Lawmakers Have Filled Part Of Oregon’s Yawning Budget Gap

Oregon lawmakers have staunched a big part of a sizable funding hole in the state’s health care system, sending the second major bill of the 2019 legislative session to Gov. Kate Brown for signing. Source: Oregon Lawmakers Have Filled Part Of Oregon’s Yawning Budget Gap . News | OPB

Oregon Legislature sends Medicaid funding package to Gov. Brown 

A $465 million funding package for Medicaid passed the Oregon Legislature and now heads to Gov. Kate Brown for her signature. Source: Oregon Legislature sends Medicaid funding package to Gov. Brown – Portland Business Journal