Regence donated $236,000 to political candidates and causes in a failed attempt to shift control of the Legislature to Republicans, according to records filed with the Secretatry of State.
Christopher David Gray
August 27, 2013 — Health insurance companies have poured more than $550,000 into state and local elections in Oregon since the start of 2011, with over 40 percent of that money spent by Regence BlueCross BlueShield, which invested $236,000 in its preferred candidates and causes.
At the same time, its health insurance enrollment has grown by 34 percent over the past two years.
August 27, 2013 -- Moda Health, which has purchased the naming rights for the Rose Garden basketball arena, appears to have adequate resources to afford the deal, according to insurance reports filed with the National Association of Insurance Commissioners.
During 2012, it earned $5.3 million in net profits on top of its investments in the stock and bond market.
Overall, spending on care for the poor dropped statewide while enrollment climbed in the Oregon Health Plan
April 26, 2013 – Oregon's twofor-profit hospitals are among the stingiest hospitals in the state when it comes to providing care for the poor.
Donation sites increase, but the Northwest has no space to process donor milk locally
July 20, 2011 -- Oregon has the highest breastfeeding rate in the United States, with more than 55 percent of mothers choosing to breastfeed their children for six months or more, and the number of Northwest mothers who choose to donate surplus breast milk to help critically ill babies is correspondingly high.
At almost the same time, the Portland City Council made a unanimous decision to offer such coverage, becoming the third governmental body after Multnomah County and the city-county of San Francisco
July 7, 2011 -- On June 21, Alec Esquivel, a transgender man who works for the state of Oregon as a legal clerk, filed suit against the Public Employees Benefit Board for failing to cover surgeries and hormone treatments he needs to complete gender transitioning.
The health plan failed to explain why it needed additional information before paying claims
The Lund Report
May 25, 2011 -- Providence Health Plan was fined $20,000 by the Department of Consumer and Business Services for failing to explain why it needed additional information before paying claims.
Mid-year plan design changes take effect April 1
March 8, 2011 -- The Public Employees Benefit Board voted unanimously last week to increase cost-sharing to its 127,000 members beginning April 1.
With the goal of reducing the risk of childhood obesity and promoting evidence-based prevention strategies among pregnant and postpartum women
February 2, 2011 -- Oregon hospitals are involved in an effort to encourage breastfeeding among new mothers.
A summit is being held May 23 at Providence St. Vincent Medical Center to create a collaborative learning community focused on evidence-based practice. Sponsored by Oregon Hospitals Partnering for Evidence-Based Infant Nutrition, a project launched by the Breastfeeding Coalition of Oregon, health insurers are lending their support along with the Oregon Association of Hospitals and Health Systems.
As the health plan’s chief medical officer, he intends to focus on creating excellence in patient care
A recent analysis shows that 99 percent of employees who had Providence or ODS insurance filed a medical or pharmacy claim
October 26, 2010 -- School district employees continue using more healthcare services than their national counterparts, according to consultants for the Oregon Educators Benefit Board.