The United States has a lot to learn from how other industrialized nations provide healthcare to their citizens – but it will take incremental change and a willingness to act before this country can achieve widespread coverage, two experts in health policy aid Wednesday morning at the Oregon Heal
Individuals buying Affordable Care Act health plans for 2019 are likely to see rate hikes next year, if most the state’s seven domestic health insurers have their way, according to rate requests submitted to state regulators this week. But it’s not all bad news.
In yet another blow for what was once one of the Portland area’s largest providers of health coverage, FamilyCare has been authorized to shut down its Medicare Advantage plans effective June 30. Roughly 4,100 people in the Portland area and Clatsop County will be affected.
The Oregon Health Authority’s behavioral health director, Royce Bowlin, is resigning effective July 3, prompting concern from advocates that high turnover in recent years is detracting from efforts to address addiction and mental health in the state.