Tag Archives: Health Insurance/Health Plans

Opinion: Oregon needs a bold new health care model

Like many other business owners in Oregon, I want to do right for my employees. But when I offered raises, much to my surprise, they told me not – repeat not – to increase their take-home income. Why? Because if I pay them more, they won’t qualify for health care through the Oregon Health Plan. […]
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Oregon families hard-hit by rising health insurance costs

Oregon workers with families pay some of the highest premiums for employer-provided health insurance in the nation, according to a new national report on health insurance costs. Oregon workers saw an average of $5,913 taken from their paychecks in 2018 to pay for family health insurance, the nonprofit Commonwealth Fund found after analyzing results from […]
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Oregon aims to make healthcare more affordable with new plan

Many single Oregonians making about $19,000 a year can qualify for a basic plan costing them, after a federal subsidy, $1 a month. People qualifying for deep subsidies are among the nearly 104,000 Oregonians who are estimated to qualify for financial help with their coverage but who remain uninsured. Source: Oregon aims to make healthcare […]
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U.S. judge in Oregon bars Trump’s health insurance rule for immigrants

A U.S. judge in Oregon on Tuesday granted a preliminary injunction blocking a Trump administration proclamation that would require immigrants to show proof of health insurance to get a visa. U.S. District Court Judge Michael Simon said in a written opinion that the proclamation could not take effect while a lawsuit challenging its constitutionality makes […]
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Oregon National Guard families lose insurance for nearly a month

Several southern Oregon military families have been uninsured for the last month after the National Guard experienced a variety of issues that led to soldiers and their families losing their eligibility. According to the Oregon Army National Guard, about 220 military families were confirmed to have lost their insurance sometime this year. It says some […]
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Oregon Health Authority responds to coverage concerns

Editor’s note: Sarah Kelber, communications officer with the Oregon Health Authority, offered the following answers regarding community concerns about Open Card requests and mileage boundaries in regard to patient coverage provided by family nurse practitioner Michael Sheets at the Merrill and Bonanza health clinics. Regarding whether OHA is reducing or limiting open card requests in […]
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Profits At Kaiser Foundation Health Plan Up While Other Insurers Sputter

Profits have slowed considerably at many of Oregon’s largest commercial health insurers after a strong start to 2019. The financial performance of the five largest insurers in Oregon’s commercial market – Kaiser Foundation Health Plan of the Northwest, Providence Health Plan, Regence BlueCross BlueShield of Oregon, Moda Health Plan and PacificSource Health Plans – varied […]
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Jackson County patients shuffled as turmoil continues for Oregon Health Plan

The Oregon Health Authority is reassigning more than 10,000 AllCare Health patients to Jackson Care Connect after AllCare couldn’t reach a contract agreement with a local doctors’ group for primary care. AllCare and Jackson Care Connect are local coordinated care organizations that manage Oregon Health Plan benefits for their members. Source: Jackson County patients shuffled […]
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What if the Road to Single-Payer Led Through the States? – The New York Times

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Regulators reassign Oregon Health Plan members in Lane County

Starting Jan. 1, Lane County residents who are on the Oregon Health Plan and had received their primary care from a Trillium-affiliated doctor will shift over to PacificSource, state regulators said Monday. The announcement is the latest fallout from the recent severing of ties between Trillium and PeaceHealth, the county’s largest health care provider. Source: […]
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