Tag Archives: Health Insurance/Health Plans

Editorial: Health care changes to consider in a special session

Now is not the time for red tape. It’s not the time for people to be worried if their health plan will pay for testing and treatment. So Gov. Kate Brown and legislators are discussing some good options for a special session. Some things have already happened. The Lund Report has a detailed overview. Source: […]
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Oregon Lawmakers Weigh Health Care Changes As Coronavirus Hits

Oregon’s health care system faces an unparalleled threat in its fight against coronavirus.The war is waged on different fronts. For one, thousands of laid-off people will lose their health insurance and need coverage, likely through Medicaid. For another, the health care system itself needs to ramp up its ability to treat Oregonians with personnel and […]
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As Oregon expands coronavirus testing, uninsured patients may struggle with access

For now, Oregon and the federal government are covering the cost of tests for the novel coronavirus. But seeing a doctor who can order the test could be costly for the 248,000 Oregonians without health insurance. As Oregon scrambles to ramp up testing for the novel coronavirus, the nearly 248,000 Oregonians without health insurance could […]
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Commercial Health Insurers In Oregon Enjoy Banner Year

After hefty payments for sick enrollees pushed several of Oregon’s largest commercial insurers to large financial losses in 2018, last year marked a significant rebound for the industry. Four of the state’s five largest insurers posted multimillion-dollar profit gains in 2019, according to financial reports collected by the National Association of Insurance Commissioners. Request full-text […]
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Oregon reaches agreement with health insurers on COVID-19 testing

Oregon Gov. Kate Brown announced Thursday that the state has reached an agreement with health insurance companies to waive cost-sharing for their customers who need COVID-19 testing. “I’d like to thank Oregon’s insurers for partnering with the state, so that medical providers can issue COVID-19 tests to anyone who needs one,” Brown said. “No one […]
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Several Oregon insurance companies won’t charge for coronavirus testing, Gov. Kate Brown says

Gov. Kate Brown on Thursday said multiple health insurance companies have agreed not to charge customers in Oregon who may need to be tested for the novel coronavirus, also called COVID-19. Source: Several Oregon insurance companies won’t charge for coronavirus testing, Gov. Kate Brown says – oregonlive.com

Coronavirus in Oregon (March 6): Tests are limited, but many insurers agree to waive costs

FREE TESTS: Several major insurance companies agreed Thursday to waive costs for coronavirus tests and immunizations, Gov. Kate Brown announced. COVID-19 testing is already free for those on the Oregon Health Plan. However, the state is still limiting who qualifies to be tested for the illness. Officials acknowledged Wednesday that they lack the capacity to […]
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Eight major Oregon insurers agree to waive co-pays, deductibles for COVID-19 testing

Gov. Kate Brown announced a deal brokered between state insurance regulators and private insurers to waive costs for people who need testing for the novel coronavirus. About 1 million Oregonians are covered by participating insurers. Source: Eight major Oregon insurers agree to waive co-pays, deductibles for COVID-19 testing | Salem Reporter | News about Salem […]
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Oregon: Subsidized Health Insurance Won’t Trigger ‘Public Charge’ Label

A recent change in US immigration law has Oregon officials worried that confusion over what it means will lead legal immigrants to drop their subsidized health insurance. They’re reassuring legal immigrants who have health insurance under Obamacare that their subsidized coverage won’t be held against them if they seek permanent residency. Source: Oregon: Subsidized Health […]
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Public Charge Ruling Will Not Affect Oregonians Receiving A Marketplace Health Insurance Subsidy

The U.S. Department of Homeland Security’s public charge rule, which can make it more difficult for immigrants to receive green cards, does not apply to the Oregon Health Insurance Marketplace. Source: Public Charge Ruling Will Not Affect Oregonians Receiving A Marketplace Health Insurance Subsidy | The Lund Report