July 15, 2009 -- President Obama might want to take a serious look at how Oregon insurers and employers intend to transform healthcare in 2010.
July 15, 2009 -- PacificSource Health Plans is gearing up for a tidal wave of new members when state regulators approve its $3.5 million purchase of Advantage Dental Plan’s commercial business.
July 9, 2009 -- PacificSource Health Plans is preparing to make a $3.5 million purchase, according to documentation obtained by TheLundReport.org.
July 6, 2009 -- The nation's largest insurers, hospitals and medical groups have hired more than 350 former government staff members and retired members of Congress in hopes of influencing their old bosses and colleagues, according to an analysis of lobbying disclosures and other records.
July 8, 2009 -- FamilyCare intends to take legal action against the state unless Medicaid officials fix an enrollment problem that could cost them $7 million this year. It’s among 14 managed care plans that insure Oregon Health Plan members.
Press release issued today by Gov. Kulongoski
July 8, 2009 -- Governor Ted Kulongoski today issued Executive Order 09-11 delegating Bruce Goldberg, M.D. as his representative to lead the consolidation and realignment of the state’s human and health care services. Dr. Goldberg is the current director of the Oregon Department of Human Services and will retain those duties.
July 8, 2009 -- Cathy Kaufmann, MSW, has been tapped to lead the new office of Healthy Kids at the Department of Human Services. As the policy and communications director for Children First for Oregon, she was a strong advocate of the healthcare expansion that will provide coverage to 80,000 children during the next two years.
July 2, 2009 -- The employment contract for service workers at Legacy Good Samaritan hospital expired Wednesday (June 30) without agreement after negotiations broke down between SEIU Local 49 and Legacy management.
July 1, 2009 -- For the second legislative session in a row, the state’s two largest nurses unions failed to see eye to eye on the need for specific nurse-to-patient staffing ratios in hospitals.