Jesse O’Brien

OSPIRG Urges Insurance Division not to Approve Rates that Include Unreasonable Costs

The Division is reconsidering 2017 rates for ATRIO Health Plans, BridgeSpan Health Company, Providence Health Plan and Regence BlueCross BlueShield of Oregon and expects to announce its decision later this week.

OPINION -- We applaud DCBS’s efforts to ensure broader access to and choice of health coverage in parts of the state where insurers were initially proposing to pull out of the Individual market in 2017, including parts of Central, Eastern and Southern Oregon, and we support the effort to enable e

Some proposed health insurance rate hikes may be overreacting to short-term market fluctuations

New OSPIRG Foundation analysis of 2016 rates proposed by four Oregon insurers—LifeWise, Moda, PacificSource and Regence—identifies problems and gaps in the insurers’ filings, and calls for increased scrutiny of insurers’ efforts to cut waste and improve quality of care.

Oregon health insurance companies have proposed their premium rates for next year, and according to new OSPIRG Foundation analyses released today, many have not adequately justified their prices.

Some proposed health insurance rate hikes may be overreacting to short-term market fluctuations

New OSPIRG Foundation analysis of 2016 rates proposed by four Oregon insurers—LifeWise, Moda, PacificSource and Regence—identifies problems and gaps in the insurers’ filings, and calls for increased scrutiny of insurers’ efforts to cut waste and improve quality of care.

Oregon health insurance companies have proposed their premium rates for next year, and according to new OSPIRG Foundation analyses released today, many have not adequately justified

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