Tag Archives: Health Insurance

Kaiser Faces Pressure from State after Public Employee Health Plan Deemed Inefficient

Kaiser Permanente should be prepared for increased scrutiny of its premiums and health spending priorities for public employees after a report Tuesday that showed it was easily the least efficient of the health insurers that contract with the Public Employees Benefit Board. Source: Kaiser Faces Pressure from State after Public Employee Health Plan Deemed Inefficient […]
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Editorial: Universal coverage plan needs proof it would work

State Rep. Mitch Greenlick, D-Portland, is nothing if not persistent. In his 15 years in the Oregon Legislature, he’s pushed doggedly to make universal health care a right in the state’s constitution and failed. That doesn’t mean he’s ready to give up. Source: Editorial: Universal coverage plan needs proof it would work;

Vote YES on Measure 101 

On January 23 Oregonians should deliver a resounding “yes” on Measure 101, which asks voters to support a modest fee of 0.7 percent fee on insurance companies and 1.5 percent on hospitals. Source: Vote YES on Measure 101 – Salem Weekly News

Healthcare, Medicare considered precarious at ballot forum

Health and taxes were the focus of a forum Thursday on Measure 101 – which is on the statewide Oregon ballot for the Jan. 23 special election. Source: Healthcare, Medicare considered precarious at ballot forum

Joni Herb is a survivor: Coverage under expanded Medicaid saved her life

Statewide, more than 366,000 Oregonians are impacted and 700-800 Wallowa County residents by one estimate. Without expanded Oregon Health Plan coverage, Joni Herb, 61, of Joseph would be facing death or bankruptcy. And the crazy part is that the cancer she was diagnosed with last spring has a 90 to 95 percent cure rate with […]
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Oregon hospitals spend big on campaign to pass health care taxes

Oregon’s hospitals are the largest campaign contributor in the fight over taxes on insurance policies and hospitals to fund the state’s Medicaid program. Source: Oregon hospitals spend big on campaign to pass health care taxes | OregonLive.com

Answers To Your Questions About Measure 101—Including How You Should Vote

On Jan. 23, Oregonians will decide the outcome of a rare, single-issue ballot. Let’s walk through the key questions surrounding your vote. Source: Answers To Your Questions About Measure 101—Including How You Should Vote – Willamette Week

Debate on Measure 101 creates hardball on health care

At a debate on Measure 101 last week in Portland, union lobbyist Felisa Hagins chided those who disliked the hardball politics that marked the passage of a health provider tax last summer.“The Legislature is not kindergarten, and there are no take-backies,” Hagins said. A good debate line, but not necessarily true. On Jan. 23, votes […]
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Partisan differences color Measure 101 debate 

Sixty-three people turned out at the Albany Public Library Thursday night to hear arguments for and against Measure 101. As described in the official literature, the measure asks Oregon voters to approve or reject temporary funding provisions to provide health care for low income individuals and families. Source: Partisan differences color Measure 101 debate | […]
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Oregon to Vote on Healthcare Assessment Jan. 23

Later this month Oregon voters whether to accept or reject temporary assessments on some health care organizations – in a vote some say is critical to ensuring Medicaid receives continued funding. Source: The Skanner News – Oregon to Vote on Healthcare Assessment Jan. 23