Tag Archives: Health Insurance

Oregon’s 2018 health insurance rates approved

Average increases lower than in previous years. Monthly rates for individual health insurance policies in Oregon will increase by an average of 9.2 percent next year, significantly lower than the 27 percent average increase in 2017 and 23 percent in 2016. Source: Oregon’s 2018 health insurance rates approved; Average increases lower than in previous years

Moda – OPB’s Think Out Loud

After the Republican effort to repeal the Affordable Care Act fell through, President Trump said he wants to “let Obamacare fail.” We talk to local health insurer Moda about what that might mean. Source: Moda | History Of The Piano | Romeo And Juliet Redux . Radio | OPB

State hikes individual, business health premiums

Oregonians and small businesses buying their health insurance on the individual and small group markets can generally expect to see rate increases next year. Source: Pamplin Media Group – State hikes individual, business health premiums

Oregon Health Care Marketplace Stabilizing, Despite ‘Death Spiral’ Claims

Oregon has released its final rates for next year’s individual health insurance market. Seven companies are participating. While President Donald Trump has repeatedly said Obamacare is in a “death spiral,” Oregon officials say its health insurance marketplace is stable here. Source: Oregon Health Care Marketplace Stabilizing, Despite ‘Death Spiral’ Claims . News | OPB

State releases 2018 insurance rates

The rates are out for health care plans in Oregon’s individual market for 2018. Source: State releases 2018 insurance rates | My Columbia Basin

Don’t Assume That Private Insurance Is Better Than Medicaid

  As we recently wrote, it’s better for patients to have Medicaid than to be uninsured, contrary to critics of the program. But is having Medicaid, as those critics also say, much worse than having private insurance?

Insurers Seek to Pull Out of Rural Counties in 2018

State officials say they hope to convince some health insurance companies to return – especially to Douglas, Lane, Lincoln and Tillamook counties, where Providence is the only company offering individual plans on marketplace exchanges next year. Rural Oregonians will have fewer health insurance options than ever in 2018, unless state officials are able to lure […]
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Oregon millionaires would benefit from tax cuts under GOP repeal and replace of Affordable Care Act, critics stress

More than 200,000 Oregonians would lose federally funded health insurance under the Republican plan to repeal and replace the Affordable Care Act, but a select group of wealthy Oregonians would prosper from the GOP’s accompanying tax-cut plan, a liberal-leaning organization said Friday. Citing research by other entities, Americans for Tax Fairness said an estimated 2,760 […]
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Expert predicts Legislature-approved abortion funding bill will draw lawsuits

A sweeping new bill passed by Oregon lawmakers would force taxpayers to assume some of the costs of abortions, even though many oppose the procedure, anti-abortion campaigners said Thursday as a legal expert predicted the measure will draw lawsuits. Source: Expert predicts Legislature-approved abortion funding bill will draw lawsuits | Local | Eugene, Oregon

Oregon governor to sign unprecedented bill providing free abortions for all

Oregon Gov. Kate Brown said Thursday that she plans to sign a sweeping, unprecedented bill requiring insurers to provide free abortions for their customers, including illegal immigrants. Source: Kate Brown, Oregon governor, to allow free abortions for all – Washington Times