Chris Gray

Eugene Candidate Wants CCOs to Offer a Public Option

Marty Wilde, the executive director of the Lane County Medical Society, hopes to bring his experience in the healthcare field to the Capitol. He is favored to replace Rep. Phil Barnhart, the longest-serving Democrat in the Oregon House.

Fresh off his close victory in a Eugene state representative primary, Marty Wilde abounds with energy and enthusiasm.

Oregon Law, Rate Review Should Buffer Threats to Insurance Market

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.

PEBB Makes $9.4 Million in Cuts to Keep Under Budget Cap

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.

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