Tag Archives: Oregon Health Plan

Since You Asked: Oregon Health Plan is this state’s Medicaid

Q: Monday’s Since You Asked answer might have given folks the wrong idea about Medicaid. It is a welfare program that has non-financial rules as well (disability, parent of a child in the home, etc.)…. A: Well, as the state’s former tourism motto once declared, things look different here. The Oregon Health Plan serves as Medicaid […]
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OHA Director: More Medicaid problems may come to light

New internal reports of processing problems in the Oregon Health Plan have arisen since the public learned the state overpaid Medicaid providers. More problems with the state’s troubled Medicaid system may soon come to light. OHA Director Pat Allen says new internal reports of processing problems in the Oregon Health Plan have arisen in the […]
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Oregonians need to start shopping for health coverage now: officials

Oregonians who buy their own private health insurance need to start signing up for next year’s coverage now, officials say — because of a new, unforgiving final deadline that falls far earlier than ever before. Source: Oregonians need to start shopping for health coverage now: officials  

4 things students should know about January’s Measure 101 ballot

During the 2017 legislative session in early summer, lawmakers in Oregon approved a tax on hospitals and other health care providers. This tax is used to fund health care for low-income Oregonians, and it’s matched by federal dollars. Source: 4 things students should know about January’s Measure 101 ballot – Emerald Media

My View: Protect health care for working Oregonians

The health care financing package enacted by the 2017 Legislature was a smart move. A ‘yes’ vote on Ballot Measure 101 will protect health care for hundreds of thousands of working- and middle-class Oregonians. Many more Oregonians are now able to see a doctor when they need to, compared to the situation just a few […]
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Referendum on Healthcare Tax Compromise Heads to Voters

Petitioners and their opponents are going to the state Supreme Court over the ballot language. If the referendum is defeated, some insurance rates could rise and the state could lose millions in federal Medicaid dollars. Source: Referendum on Healthcare Tax Compromise Heads to Voters | The Lund Report

Kitzhaber says national health care debate needs to refocus on cost

Former Gov. John Kitzhaber told a group of Salem business leaders Monday that significant health savings are possible if lawmakers focus on slowing the growth of health care costs, not just insurance — a conversation largely absent from the current national debate. Source: Kitzhaber says national health care debate needs to refocus on cost

Trillium pursues health care vision’s promise | Opinion |

Five years ago, Oregon began implementing its bold vision for health care transformation — from a costly, fragmented system to a more unified, affordable model of community-based care for Oregonians served through the Oregon Health Plan (OHP). In Lane County, Trillium Community Health Plan was already serving OHP members when we became a Coordinated Care […]
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 Poll: Majority oppose state tax on health care

Most Oregonians oppose a proposed tax on health insurance policy premiums to fund the state’s Medicaid program, according to a survey by icitizen. Source: Pamplin Media Group – Poll: Majority oppose state tax on health care

Speed of payments to Medicaid providers depends on many factors

Medicaid serves 1.1 million Oregonians who meet certain income eligibility requirements. Although the state dispensed $4.9 billion in medical assistance payments to coordinated care organizations in 2016, the Oregon Health Authority doesn’t track how long it takes those CCOs to pay Medicaid service providers. Source: Pamplin Media Group – Speed of payments to Medicaid providers […]
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