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Mike Cerdan left Regence to join Kaiser Permanente as its manager of regional large group sales. He was the manager of account executives with Regence for 2 1/2 years and earlier spent 10 years with the Premera family of companies; the last seven with LifeWise Health Plan of Oregon. He began his insurance career as an underwriter with MetLife in 1986 and is a graduate of CSU Sacramento.

Mar 26 2009
A healthcare economist calls our lifestyle into question

$285,888,128 dollars per hour. That’s the speed of U.S. healthcare spending. How do I know? I’m a health economist. I have a professional obligation to share this kind of trivia. If you’re like most people, you don’t run across many health economists.

Mar 25 2009
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WASHINGTON, March 2 (Reuters) - Plunging revenues from investments have forced median profit margins for U.S. hospitals to zero, according to a Thomson Reuters analysis of hospital finances published on Monday.
Mar 25 2009
Take formal action against anything from an acupuncturist to a health insurance company
The state keeps the details of all complaint records confidential unless they are substantiated by an investigator. Before you go any further, please tell your story to The Lund Report through our on-line form here or send an email to [email protected] . If you prefer, we will keep your name confidential. Our goal is to create a more accountable and transparent healthcare system.
Mar 24 2009
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We've compiled a list of useful links where you can learn more about the healthcare industry and search for complaint records.
If you thought navigating the healthcare system was hard, try finding financial information about the industry, or what's happening with insurance rates or hospital quality data. We sifted the Internet and put together this list of resources. 
Oct 22 2008
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The following are useful tools to keep your body healthy and your wallet whole.
Oct 22 2008
Len Nichols

Associated Press
WASHINGTON March 24, 2009 — The health insurance industry offered Tuesday for the first time to curb its controversial practice of charging higher premiums to people with a history of medical problems.
 

Oct 22 2008
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A former hospital and health plan leader calls for individual responsibility
Perhaps we’re on the edge of significant change. Indeed we’ve reached a tipping point where anything must be better than this.
Oct 22 2008
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As Oregon lawmakers mull over the idea of moving toward a system that eventually requires insurers to cover everybody, they might want to consider lessons learned from our neighbors to the north… that is, Washington not Canada. (We aren’t going that far).

Oct 22 2008

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