As she testified Wednesday night, Carolanne Fry said it should’ve been her mother’s 53rd birthday. Instead, it was the third anniversary of her funeral, her life cut short of cancer, a condition she only learned of a few months before her death.
The deal to reopen the federal government last week included a suspension of a national health insurance premium tax, but the quashing of the individual mandate in the Republicans’ massive tax cut last month will likely jack up 2019 premiums by a higher percentage than what consumers will save fr
Kaiser Permanente should be prepared for increased scrutiny of its premiums and health spending priorities for public employees after a report Tuesday that showed it was easily the least efficient of the health insurers that contract with the Public Employees Benefit Board.
The state’s Democratic leaders are disappointed at the collapse of FamilyCare, but in a lengthy interview, they told The Lund Report that it is now time to move forward by closing down the Portland Medicaid health plan at the end of January and transferring its members to other coordinated care o
Oregon exceeded expectations in its open enrollment period for 2018 individual health plans sold on healthcare.gov -- cresting above 156,000 plans, a slight increase over a year ago and higher than all previous years since Obamacare took effect in 2014.
The Oregon ABLE savings program for people with disabilities opened accounts for more than 1,000 people, who collectively saved $3.4 million, taking advantage of changes to federal rules that allow people to save without losing their benefits.
Rep. Mitch Greenlick, D-Portland, has launched a universal healthcare taskforce, dedicated to the goal of incremental improvement of the healthcare system to make it fairer and more cost-effective.
The Public Employees Benefit Board is on track to come in below its inflation target for 2017, allowing it to add a small $5.2 million surplus to its reserve.
Oregon has found a way to borrow $35 million from its Medicaid program to cover 120,000 children and 1,700 pregnant immigrant women who are covered through the Children’s Health Insurance Program, allowing them to maintain coverage through April despite the ongoing failure of Congress to reauthor