Tag Archives: Health Insurance/Health Plans

Oregon Health Insurance Marketplace helps you shop for coverage

‘Window shop’ site offered before open enrollment. The Oregon Health Insurance Marketplace, a part of state government, on Friday launched a window shopping website for people who need insurance or to re-enroll in insurance. The site shows what plans are available in your area and estimates how much you are likely to pay for that plan, […]
Read More »

High Oregon Insurance Coverage Rate Masks Some Disparities

State Library Ed. Note: The Lund Report provides free access to a limited number of PREMIUM stories. If you can not access story, State Agency patrons can request full-text from the Library HERE. An overwhelming number of Oregonians have health insurance, but a small minority, about 240,000 people, still lack coverage, typically because they don’t […]
Read More »

Early results released from Oregon Health Insurance Survey

A new report from the Oregon Health Authority (OHA) finds that 94% of Oregonians have health insurance, amounting to nearly 3.9 million individuals. This represents about a 10% increase since 2013, prior to the Affordable Care Act, according to the report. Findings in the report come from the Oregon Health Insurance Survey (OHIS) which surveyed […]
Read More »

OHA survey: Percentage of insured Oregonians remains high

A large majority (94%) of Oregonians have health insurance, according to a new report released Thursday by the Oregon Health Authority. The findings come from the Oregon Health Insurance Survey, which asks people in 8,000 Oregon households about insurance coverage, access to care and health care use. Source: OHA survey: Percentage of insured Oregonians remains high

Pick Your Plan — Changes are coming to Oregon Health Plan in 2020

Oregon Health Plan members in Jackson and Douglas County will “Pick a Plan’ this October. Postcards will start hitting mailboxes this week to let members know a letter will arrive in October with information about changes to the coordinated care organization (CCO) choices in their area. Source: Pick Your Plan — Changes are coming to […]
Read More »

Kitzhaber Heats Up Debate Over Oregon’s Medicaid Direction

Debate over how Oregon should run its $6 billion-a-year Medicaid system for intensified sharply this week, with controversy continuing to swirl around Trillium Community Health Plan, a for-profit subsidiary of the nation’s Medicaid heavyweight. Source: Kitzhaber Heats Up Debate Over Oregon’s Medicaid Direction | The Lund Report

Rejected Medicaid Company Threatens To Sue Oregon Health Authority | The Lund Report

A Marion County nonprofit group, which the Oregon Health Authority rejected as a Medicaid insurer this summer, warns it may sue in court to overturn the state’s decision. Source: Rejected Medicaid Company Threatens To Sue Oregon Health Authority | The Lund Report

Decline in Public Health Coverage for Kids Helps Drive Rising Uninsured Rate

Thirty-six states plus the District of Columbia saw declines in child enrollment. The first significant increase this decade in the number of Americans without health insurance partly springs from a continuing decline in the number of children in Medicaid and the related Children’s Health Insurance Program (CHIP). The U.S. Census Bureau on Tuesday released a survey showing […]
Read More »

Share of uninsured Americans rises for 1st time in a decade

The proportion of Americans without health insurance edged up in 2018 — the first increase in nearly a decade after coverage had significantly increased under President Barack Obama’s health care law. The Census Bureau also said in an annual report Tuesday that household income rose last year at its slowest pace in four years and […]
Read More »

Number of uninsured Americans rises for the first time since Obamacare

The number of Americans lacking health insurance ticked up slightly last year, marking the first annual increase in the uninsured rate in nearly a decade, the U.S. Census Bureau reported Tuesday. The uninsured rate rose from 7.9 percent in 2017 to 8.5 percent last year, as experts said the Trump administration’s efforts to undermine the […]
Read More »