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Health Plan Competition Heats Up in Central Oregon

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Central Oregon IPA has signed a Medicare contract with Trillium
March 10, 2010 -- The sale between Clear One Health Plans and PacificSource still awaits approval from the Oregon Insurance Division, but competition is already expected to heat up in central Oregon when Trillium Community Health Plan enters the fray.

Governor Wields Final Say on Psychologist Bill

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No matter what he decides, this issue will come back to haunt the 2011 Oregon Legislature next February
March 4, 2010 -- The battle lines have been drawn, and now it’s up to Gov. Kulongoski to determine whether psychologists should be able to prescribe psychotropic drugs.

Standard Joined Regence Against Ballot Measures

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Together both insurance companies spent $105,000 to defeat Ballot Measures 66 and 67 in a special election
March 4, 2010 – Regence BlueCross BlueShield wasn’t the only insurer that made a financial contribution to try and defeat Ballot Measures 66 and 67.

Hope Grows To Ease Shortage

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Rep. Tina Kotek teamed up with a healthcare coalition to breathe life into a loan repayment program during the February special session.
March 3, 2010 – Score one for Rep. Tina Kotek (D-Portland) during the February special session. Kotek breathed new life back into a bill to draw more primary care physicians to Oregon by helping repay their student loans.

Hospitals, Physicians To Share Millions From Clear One Sale

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The sale of for-profit Clear One to PacificSource nets investors big money
February 25, 2010 – Although the sale of Clear One Health Plans by PacificSource Health Plans awaits approval by state regulators, documents filed with the Insurance Division express very clearly who will benefit from the $46 million acquisition: hospitals and physicians.


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