An Oregon Health Authority committee has thrown cold water on the idea of a Basic Health Plan for residents who earn less than 200 percent of the federal poverty level but don’t qualify for Medicaid.
Christopher David Gray
Update: The article has been appended with comments from Cover Oregon staff.
Oregon may move to increase the number of medical residencies in the state that have been all but frozen in place since 1997, with an assist from Moda Health.
Insurance companies tried to lower their rates on the individual and small business market for 2015, but the Insurance Division set rates higher than the companies asked, arguing that their proposed low premium rates were unrealistic and could undermine the companies’ ability to remain solvent wh
Obamacare has meant that the Oregon Health Plan, which had been limited to a lottery for low-income adults last year is now open to 365,000 people.
Oregon Health Plan members should expect a smoother time renewing their Medicaid benefits this year, according to state officials who met in Salem Tuesday at the Oregon Health Authority’s OmbudsAdvisory Council meeting.
Wanda Davis has the kind of rags-to-middle-class story that used to define the role of government after President Roosevelt’s New Deal.
Cover Oregon is still having problems getting insurance agents the money they’ve earned, and the exchange has yet to collect a dime from the insurance companies that owe it an assessment on every policy sold.
The race to replace Rep. Jason Conger in Bend promises to be a close one, with the Republicans looking to add a medical doctor of their own to state politics and the Democrats turning to an Army officer who led helicopter troops in war zones across the globe.
Few places have seen as sharp of recent growth in the Latino population as central Oregon. In 1990, there were just 1,500 people of Hispanic origin in Deschutes County -- but by the 2010 census, the county recorded 11,700 people.