Rate Filings Must Be Public Unless Insurers Can Prove Disclosure Hurts Competition

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The Department of Justice affirmed that the standard is based on a 2007 law; last year, Regence BlueCross BlueShield withheld information from the public in its rate filing.


April 26, 2013 -- Oregon health insurers that want to keep parts of their rate review filings secret may have to show that public disclosure will hurt overall marketplace competition, and not just their own bottom line.

Shelley Buckingham Joins AARP Oregon

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May 20, 2011 -- Shelley Buckingham has become director of communications and media relations at AARP Oregon. Having over 13 years’ experience with AARP, she’s held multiple positions with the association, including communications director for AARP’s Andrus Foundation, interim associate state director for communications for AARP Maryland, marketing manager for AARP Foundation and senior communications liaison for AARP’s Integrated Communications team.

Senior Groups Support Medicare Reductions

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Multiple senior groups counter Senate bill opposition by physician groups

December 3, 2009 -- Yesterday three of the leading senior groups that defend Medicare beneficiaries came out in support of the Senate health reform legislation.

The same bill has drawn fire from several physician groups over cuts to Medicare. But AARP, the nation's most influential senior group, backs the Democrat's bill in the Senate.

This from the Associate Press:


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