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Coronavirus Outbreak Could Slam The Economy In U.S., Oregon

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Lawmakers opened Oregon’s coffers on Monday by approving $5 million in emergency funding to fight coronavirus. The Oregon Health Authority also expects to receive $20 million from the federal government as part of the $8.3 billion coronavirus package approved by Congress.   

Commercial Health Insurers In Oregon Enjoy Banner Year

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After hefty payments for sick enrollees pushed several of Oregon’s largest commercial insurers to large financial losses in 2018, last year marked a significant rebound for the industry. 

Is Oregon Holding To A 3.4% Cap In Rising Medicaid Spending? Maybe Not.

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In the years following the Affordable Care Act’s expansion of Medicaid, state officials looked for innovative ways to cap rising health care costs as the expansion swelled the pool of low-income Oregon Health Plan patients needing care.

Thus emerged a magic number: 3.4%. 

As Strike Looms, Kaiser Permanente On Strong Financial Footing

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It has been a banner decade for Kaiser Permanente.

One of the country's largest vertically integrated health care systems, Kaiser has endured turbulent years for many health providers in the aftermath of the Affordable Care Act and more recent attempts to repeal the law.

It's Been A Good Year So Far For Health Insurers

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Oregon's largest commercial health insurers racked up solid profits through the first half of 2019, as they took advantage of a brief reprieve from an Affordable Care Act fee that has cost them millions of dollars in past years.

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