Trump administration officials have promoted substandard temporary health plans that discriminate against people with pre-existing conditions, but state law restricts these plans to 90 days.
Oregon Insurance Commissioner Andrew Stolfi told a pair of legislative panels this week that the state’s consumers will be protected against the Trump administration’s attempts to sabotage the Affordable Care Act with the promotion of substandard, short-term health insurance plans.
May 23 2018

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Universal care is an achievable goal, but it requires an understanding of the political landscape, panelists said Wednesday at the Oregon Health Forum.
The United States has a lot to learn from how other industrialized nations provide healthcare to their citizens – but it will take incremental change and a willingness to act before this country can achieve widespread coverage, two experts in health policy aid Wednesday morning at the Oregon Heal
May 23 2018
An analysis shows that drug companies that may have worked delay the entrance of cheaper competitors onto the market, which resulted in higher prices and cost taxpayers more money over time.
Makers of brand-name drugs called out by the Trump administration for potentially stalling generic competition have hiked their prices by double-digit percentages since 2012 and cost Medicare and Medicaid nearly $12 billion in 2016, a Kaiser Health News analysis has found.
May 23 2018


Even as the Legislature debates reducing classroom sizes and potential cuts to services for disabled kids, Brown pushes a tax break that will cost the state $25 million a biennium and go to sole proprietor businesses with as much as $5 million in profits.
May 22 2018
Providence Health Plan covers more Oregonians than any other insurer, including a significant share who buy individual plans on the Affordable Care Act-created exchange.
May 18 2018
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Central City Concern is a non-profit organization whose mission is to provide comprehensive solutions to ending homelessness and achieving self-sufficiency.
May 23 2018


People sent to the hospital to be treated after they are arrested for crimes has been a serious problem in Oregon for several years, but while Marion and Multnomah County have made progress, other counties, especially Coos, continue to send more than their share out of their community to the high-cost Oregon State Hospital.
May 18 2018
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May 18 2018
Lane and Yamhill county residents will have more health insurance marketplace options in 2019.
Individuals buying Affordable Care Act health plans for 2019 are likely to see rate hikes next year, if most the state’s seven domestic health insurers have their way, according to rate requests submitted to state regulators this week. But it’s not all bad news.
May 16 2018
Five months after the Portland-based nonprofit stopped offering Medicaid-funded health coverage, it will also cease to offer its remaining Medicare Advantage plans.
In yet another blow for what was once one of the Portland area’s largest providers of health coverage, FamilyCare has been authorized to shut down its Medicare Advantage plans effective June 30.  Roughly 4,100 people in the Portland area and Clatsop County will be affected.
May 16 2018
The board held off on increasing deductibles, but increased the out-of-pocket maximum for most plans, as well as emergency room fees. The board decided to bring the administration for its Moda Health plans in-house with self-insurance.
The Public Employee Benefit Board voted to hold off on increased deductibles and other unpopular cuts to healthcare benefits for state workers while still trimming $9.4 million from 2019 expenses to keep spending under the inflation cap set by the Legislature.
May 16 2018
Oregon Life United says it’s gathered 100,000 signatures for a ballot measure that would bar public funding of abortions, curtailing access for poor women. Planned Parenthood and its allies may need to spend $2 million to defeat such a ballot measure.
Abortion rights are in retreat across the United States, but Oregon Democrats went to the barricades a year ago to push the state in the other direction -- guaranteeing the ability to get an abortion at no extra cost for almost all women, even immigrants living here without legal permission.
May 11 2018
Word of Royce Bowlin’s planned departure comes shortly after OHA Director Patrick Allen announced a reorganization of the agency.
The Oregon Health Authority’s behavioral health director, Royce Bowlin, is resigning effective July 3, prompting concern from advocates that high turnover in recent years is detracting from efforts to address addiction and mental health in the state.
May 11 2018
Oregon is under pressure to improve the way it delivers care for people with serious mental illness, a problem compounded by the West Coast housing crisis.
Chris Bouneff has been agitating for years for more housing for people living with mental illness.
May 10 2018
Large Oregon hospitals report a smaller increase in how much they are writing off medical bills of patients unable to pay, while smaller hospitals say this has gone up more for them.
Hospital charity care spending climbed 20 percent in the first half of 2017, according to a Lund Report analysis of the most recent public hospital finance records available.
May 9 2018
Jacobs will receive base pay of $1.1 million per year – with the possibility of bonuses as high as $476,025.
OHSU’s Board of Directors voted unanimously on Tuesday to name Dr. Danny Jacobs as the institution’s next president, effective Aug.
May 8 2018
More than 415,000 people from around the globe have shared their own stories or reacted to the Tweet.
As an emergency room researcher, Dr. Esther Choo can spend years working on projects on healthcare policy.
May 8 2018
The Lund Report spoke with experts at the Oregon Health Authority to dig into recent rate increases announced for the state’s Medicaid-funded coordinated care organizations. Here’s what they had to say.
Oregon’s coordinated care organizations are getting a raise from the state – about $8 more per Medicaid member per month than they expected to receive in 2018.
May 4 2018
The Oregon Health Forum looks at CCO 2.0 on June 21, to learn what changes are ahead.
The future of coordinated care is at stake as state officials begin wrestling with new contracts that will be released n
May 1 2018
Several Oregon and Washington health insurance CEOs retired and took with them multi-million-dollar paychecks
Health insurance executives earned hefty paychecks in 2017, according to records obtained from the insurance divisions in Oregon, Washington and Utah by The Lund Report.
May 2 2018