An outside financial audit should keep the light on Cover Oregon as the Secretary of State’s office carries out some of the oversights that were built into the law that created the insurance exchange.
Christopher David Gray
The Public Employees Benefit Board is tasked with holding the line on costs to a 3.4 percent growth rate, but the challenge of high-cost speciality drugs coming to the market may make that a difficult goal to meet.
Just in time for the Public Employee Benefit Board’s open enrollment, Good Shepherd Health Care System, which owns the hospital in Hermiston, has sent out a letter to area residents telling them they’d better think twice before signing up with Providence Health Plan for their 2015 coverage.
In 2012, Rep. Jim Thompson, R-Dallas, won the general election for his seat in the western half of the Willamette Valley by 7,912 votes.
Oregon bought some time last week when the Obama administration granted Gov. Kitzhaber’s wish to delay enforcement for the first six months after the rules take effect Jan. 1.
The Cover Oregon board met Thursday at the Oregon Medical Association in Tigard in what felt like an increasingly resigned, lame-duck air, as the sand runs out of the hourglass on the state’s flopped effort to operate it
The director for the state Addictions and Mental Health Division laid down a concrete proposal at Tuesday’s Oregon Health Policy Board meeting that could go a long way toward reforming the Oregon mental health system and
Oregon has tremendously pared back the number of uninsured as a result of its embrace of the Affordable Care Act -- just 5 percent of the population remains uninsured compared to 14 percent last year.
Last year, if a person with HIV was insured through the high-risk Oregon Medical Insurance Pool, he or she would chip in $40 a month to help cover the cost of medications.
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The healthcare industry has had an active summer, putting down upwards of $1.2 million trying to sculpt the outcome of the 2014 political elections and put their fingerprints on public policy for the 2015 legislative ses