Members of the Oregon Health Policy Board expressed frustration this week with the slow pace of efforts to hold down public spending on prescription drugs.
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Hurricanes Irma and Harvey have been like a post-traumatic shock for a country that survived Hurricane Katrina, which took the lives of 215 people in nursing homes and hospitals, often because the system was not prepared to look out for these people.
A key Senate committee Wednesday launched a set of hearings intended to lead to a short-term, bipartisan bill to shore up the troubled individual health insurance market, but a diverse group of state insurance commissioners united around some solutions that were not necessarily on the table.
Ordinarily, a person’s medical records ought to be off limits to the public. On that, everyone agrees: The journalist who requested them, the state agencies who fought to keep them confidential, and the Oregon deputy attorney general (AG) who ordered the most relevant records disclosed, explaining: “This is a unique case.”
As a settlement draws near between Zoom Management and the state of Oregon after its affiliate, Zoom Health Plan, failed to pay $3 million in exchange for a surplus note, employees are raising conc
With insurance premiums rising and national efforts at health reform in turmoil, a group of 50 state bureaucrats whom many voters probably can’t name have considerable power over consumers’ health plans: state insurance commissioners.
President Donald Trump has insisted for months that “Obamacare is already dead.”
A settlement could be imminent between the state of Oregon and Zoom Health Plan to recover $3 million after its affiliate Zoom Management Inc. failed to pay the money in late 2016 in exchange for a surplus note, but never did.
Independent sources have told The Lund Report that a settlement agreement will likely happen by late September. Beyond recovering the $3 million, other penalties could be imposed that affect Zoom’s co-founders and majority stakeholders, Drs. Dave Sanders and Albert DiPiero.
Outgoing Department of Consumer & Business Services Director Pat Allen will be cleaning house at the Oregon Health Authority and bringing some of his top lieutenants with him as he takes over as interim director on Friday.
Some legislators might be taking an extended holiday this summer after finishing work in the 2017 marathon session on July 7, but not Republican Rep. Julie Parrish of West Linn and Tualatin.