On June 11, Oregon's Legislature passed historic health reform legislation in House Bill 2009. In particular, HB 2009 creates an Oregon Health Authority (OHA), which is responsible for streamlining and aligning state health purchasers and programs to maximize efficiency as well as organize state health policy and health services.
July 12, 2009 -- Once a model of stability, Bend Memorial Clinic, the region’s largest group of doctors, has become a veritable revolving door for physicians.
UPDATE: July 23, 2009 -- Contract officially ratified.
July 17, 2009 -- Two weeks after negotiations stalled and SEIU staged an informational picket, Legacy Good Samaritan Hospital employees reached a tentative agreement Wednesday (July 15) on a new three-year contract.
July 13, 2009 -- In attempting to reform the U.S. health care system, President Barack Obama and congressional leaders have repeatedly said that controlling costs is as important, if not more, than extending coverage to all Americans.
July 15, 2009 -- The number of complaints against health insurance companies remained flat in 2008 despite efforts by the Department of Consumer and Business Services to spread the word. Of the 30 companies based in Oregon, only 694 complaints were filed.
July 15, 2009 -- Employers will definitely feel the pain of an insurance tax that will help raise more than $115 billion to cover 115,000 uninsured children and low-income adults in Oregon over the next four years.
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.