Tag Archives: Healthcare

Provider tax referral could put $333 million in play

If the referral makes it to the ballot, the parts of the law in question wouldn’t go into effect unless voters approve. If a trio of Republican lawmakers is successful in referring a major state health care financing law to the ballot, at least $333 million in state revenue could be at stake. Source: Pamplin […]
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As Democrats seek to repair national image, party passes law in Oregon requiring insurers to cover abortion at no cost | Opinion

Just as Democrats are kicking up their efforts to prove the party can be a comfortable home for centrist voters, leftists in Oregon passed a law making that pitch even more laughable than it already was. Source: As Democrats seek to repair national image, party passes law in Oregon requiring insurers to cover abortion at […]
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Local CCO earns $10.5M in state incentives

The coordinated care organization for Linn, Benton and Lincoln counties earned $10.5 million in incentive payments from the Oregon Health Authority after meeting a number of performance metrics for 2016. Source: Local CCO earns $10.5M in state incentives | Local | gazettetimes.com

Gov. Brown should veto lawmakers’ punitive approach to cost controls | Guest opinion

Hospitals have been steadfast partners for many years on problems our state has faced. When asked to help close the nearly billion dollar Medicaid budget gap this year, Oregon hospitals stepped up and responded to the call. But rather than gaining them good will, the legislature mere weeks later passed nearly $200 million in additional […]
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How dire are Oregon hospital finances? Signals are mixed | Subscriber Content

The Oregon Health Authority emphasized the positive in a news release, while the hospital association contends the data show “troubling downward” trends. State of Oregon Employees: Please contact the State Library for access to this premium story from the Portland Business Journal. library.help@state.or.us , 503-378-8800. Source: How dire are Oregon hospital finances? Signals are mixed […]
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Americans with Chronic Diseases Face Increased Barriers to Healthcare Access — Guest Opinion

For most people, July 10 is just another Summer day. But for millions of Americans living with chronic diseases, Chronic Disease Awareness Day symbolizes an opportunity to recognize the importance of disease awareness and support for those living with chronic conditions. And with Governor Kate Brown officially proclaiming July 10, 2017 to be Chronic Disease Awareness Day, […]
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Insurers to pay for abortions

$10 million bill covers reproductive health care for poor. The Senate approved a $10 million reproductive health care bill on Wednesday, with the bulk of the time spent in the culture war surrounding abortion. “We’re fighting and dying on our little progressive and conservative hills,” said Sen. Tim Knopp, R-Bend, who led the opposition to […]
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Children in Oregon lose with GOP health care bill | Guest opinion

We’ve been hearing a lot about winners and losers these days. Yet, even as our kids on the baseball or soccer fields may be winning trophies, they are in imminent danger of losing something much more important. Source: Children in Oregon lose with GOP health care bill (Guest opinion) | OregonLive.com

Health care provider tax get closer to ballot

The tax package, signed by Gov. Brown on Monday, is meant to help offset the state’s increased Medicaid costs. Source: Pamplin Media Group – Health care provider tax get closer to ballot

Oregon Legislature Approves Reproductive Services Bill Covering Abortions, Contraceptives

Insurance companies in Oregon would be required to cover abortions and a variety of other reproductive services at no cost to the patient under a $10 million reproductive health bill approved by the state Legislature. Source: Oregon Legislature Approves Reproductive Services Bill Covering Abortions, Contraceptives . News | OPB