Tag Archives: Health Insurance

Economic Credentialing Reduces Access to Care | The Lund Report — Guest Opinion

Much of the “health care debate” is not really about health or even health care. Rather, it’s about financing the purchase of insurance products. And, having health insurance doesn’t mean you have access to the care you need. Even for patients with “good” employer-sponsored insurance, the gap between “the best care” and “what is covered […]
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Cut in HealthCare.gov ads won’t affect Oregon

State funds its own outreach efforts. The Trump administration’s massive cutback on advertising and outreach for the upcoming health insurance enrollment period won’t have a huge effect in Oregon. That’s because here, the money for those efforts comes from the state, not federal government. Source: Cut in HealthCare.gov ads won’t affect Oregon; State funds its […]
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Oregon removes nearly 55,000 people from Medicaid after they failed eligibility checks

Oregon has kicked nearly 55,000 people off its Medicaid program, after the state found they no longer qualified or failed to respond to an eligibility check. Source: Oregon removes nearly 55,000 people from Medicaid after they failed eligibility checks | OregonLive.com

OHA says it has cleared its Medicaid eligibility backlog

The state’s health authority said Thursday that it has cleaned up its Medicaid rolls, terminating more than 54,000 people from the program Source: Pamplin Media Group – OHA says it has cleared its Medicaid eligibility backlog

OHA says it has cleared its Medicaid eligibility backlog

The state’s health authority said Thursday that it has cleaned up its Medicaid rolls, terminating more than 54,000 people from the program. Source: OHA says it has cleared its Medicaid eligibility backlog – Capital Bureau – The Daily Astorian

OHA finds 23K no longer qualified for Medicaid as it works through backlog

The Oregon Health Authority on Thursday finished wading through its backlog of Medicaid eligibility checks, as requested by Gov. Kate Brown. Source: OHA finds 23K no longer qualified for Medicaid as it works through backlog – Portland Business Journal

Single payer: California lawmakers to hold hearings on universal health care

The work will “help fill the void of due diligence” on this year’s popular health care proposal, says Assembly leader. After the swift rise and sudden crash of California’s ambitious single-payer legislation, complete with melodramatic fallout, universal health care is back — not on the floor, but on the table. Source: Single payer: California lawmakers […]
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Warning: Health insurance ‘benefits’ calls are scams

Oregon’s Senior Health Insurance Benefits Assistance program staff members and volunteers help consumers understand and enroll in Medicare, but they never make unsolicited phone calls. Anyone who did not contact SHIBA first should refuse to share any personal information and hang up on any unexpected caller claiming to be from SHIBA. Source: Warning: Health insurance ‘benefits’ calls are scams […]
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Kaiser Permanente, Regence BlueCross BlueShield Vie for Spot as Oregon’s Top Insurer

Please contact the State Library for access to this premium story from the Lund Report.  library.help@state.or.us 503-378-8800 . Kaiser had slightly more members than Regence BCBS as of June 30, according to financial reports filed this week, but Regence posted slightly larger profits. Kaiser Permanente and Regence BlueCross BlueShield are virtually tied for the role […]
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Oregon, Texas Are Latest States To Put Down Markers On Abortion Coverage

Neither of the new laws applies to the large companies that self-fund their health plans and pay their employees’ claims directly rather than buy coverage from an insurer. Source: Oregon, Texas Are Latest States To Put Down Markers On Abortion Coverage | The Lund Report