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Honzel and Worcester Chair Health Incentives Committee

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February 11, 2010 -- Denise Honzel, a consultant for the Health Leadership Task Force, and John Worcester, manager of benefits and compensation for Oregon Steel Mills, have been chosen as co-chairs of the new Health Incentives and Outcomes Committee that will focus on payment reform and quality

Insurers, Consumers Battle Over Public Disclosure

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Under the proposed rule, financial information considered confidential by insurance companies would be made public when they request a rate increase
February 4, 2010 -- A tug of war is under way between health insurers and consumer advocates over disclosure, and the decision rests in the hands of Oregon’s Insurance Division.
 

Regence Gave $70,000 to Defeat Ballot Measures 66 and 67

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In doing so, Regence became the only health insurer in Oregon that contributed to the 'no' campaign
January 28, 2010 -- The victory celebrated by proponents of Ballot Measures 66 and 67, which will raise taxes on corporations and wealthy Oregonians, no doubt left one health insurer booing from the sidelines.
 

Salem Hospital Eyes School for the Blind

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Oregon’s legislature will decide the school’s fate when it meets in February

January 14, 2010 -- Salem Hospital and Willamette University are interested in purchasing the Oregon School for the Blind, reliable sources have told The Lund Report.

Only Willamette University returned our calls.A university spokesman said the school "may potentially be interested if the property goes up for sale," but declined to comment further.

Health Reform Needs to Focus on Controlling Costs

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Any reform needs to tackle hospitals and specialty care, says Providence CEO

January 14, 2010 -- Despite pronouncements by Congress, reforming the health insurance industry won’t curb escalating costs unless politicians confront the provider delivery system, according to Jack Friedman, CEO of Providence Health Plans.

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