Tag Archives: Healthcare

Oregon’s Major Health Insurers Shed Tens of Thousands of Members

Please contact the State Library for access to this premium story from the Lund Report. We can be reached at: library.help@state.or.us or 503-378-8800. As number of people with insurance climbs, the companies that have traditionally enrolled the most people in Oregon see membership decline. Could these health plans be losing clout? Source: Oregon’s Major Health […]
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Protesters decry GOP health care plan

Local cardiologist Dr. Jun-Yang Lou said he sees firsthand what happens when people without health insurance forgo preventive care. Under the Affordable Care Act, 25,173 Jackson County residents gained health insurance subsidized mainly by the federal government, with a portion paid by the state of Oregon, according to the Oregon Health Authority. Source: Protesters decry […]
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Smith worries about cost of insuring all

The Democrats, who constitute a majority in both houses of the Oregon Legislature, are committed to making health insurance available to all Oregonians. State Rep. Greg Smith (R-Heppner) says that commitment could end up hurting other services the state provides. Source: Smith worries about cost of insuring all | My Columbia Basin

Officials not yet sure of effects of health proposal in Oregon

Oregon officials aren’t sure how many Oregonians would be affected by the proposed repeal and replacement of the Affordable Care Act, but they are working on a tentative evaluation that is due later this week. Source: Officials not yet sure of effects of health proposal in Oregon | News | Eugene, Oregon

GOP health care plan study again splits Oregon lawmakers

A new Congressional Budget Office study Monday that found 14 million fewer Americans would have health insurance next year under the Republicans’ proposed Obamacare replacement drew an expected party-line reaction among Oregon lawmakers: Democrats said it proved their point about the proposal’s negative impacts, while the lone Republican representative said it was too early to […]
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Oregon’s Senators Say New CBO Scoring On GOP Health Plan Is As Bad As Expected

The nonpartisan Congressional Budget Office has released its analysis of the Republican plan to replace Obamacare. And Oregon’s Democratic senators say the impact will be as grim as they feared. Source: Oregon’s Senators Say New CBO Scoring On GOP Health Plan Is As Bad As Expected | Jefferson Public Radio

As CBO Releases Report, Oregonians Rally In Support Of Affordable Care Act

Oregonians who don’t want to see the Affordable Care Act repealed are rallying around the state, with some of them voicing their concern in Salem Monday. Source: As CBO Releases Report, Oregonians Rally In Support Of Affordable Care Act . News | OPB

Panel Says PhRMA, Hospital Prices Worse Than Budget Woes

Oregon currently depends more on federal funding for healthcare than all but four other states. “Our world might be upended,” Greg Van Pelt, president of the Oregon Health Leadership Council, suggested at an Oregon Health Forum breakfast earlier this week on the future of coordinated care organizations. Source: Panel Says PhRMA, Hospital Prices Worse Than […]
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Zoom+Care Wants Physician Assistants to Dispense Controlled Medications

SB 423 would remove geographic barriers for physician assistants on the dispensation of some scheduled drugs, such as Sudafed. The pharmacist lobby wants to assure that PAs are logging their dispensing records on the Prescription Drug Monitoring Program. Source: Zoom+Care Wants Physician Assistants to Dispense Controlled Medications | The Lund Report

Kotek Joins Greenlick in Pushing for CCO Reform, Against Resistance

Rep. Greenlick introduced legislation calling for better controls on CCO reserves and more transparent accounting by the organizations, which use tax dollars to provide healthcare for the state’s neediest residents. Source: Kotek Joins Greenlick in Pushing for CCO Reform, Against Resistance | The Lund Report