A bill to close down Cover Oregon and roll the remaining responsibilities for the state health insurance exchange into the Department of Consumer & Business Services should head to the Senate floor as early as next week.
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Depoe Bay is the “Whale Watching Capital of the Oregon Coast.” But besides a resident pod of gray whales, the seaside town is also home to one of the nation’s top medical experts in managing diabetes.
An easy, relatively new test has the potential to greatly increase the number of people who receive screenings for colon cancer, thereby catching the presence of the disease early, when it still stands a high chance of eradication.
Nearly 7.2 million consumers selected a plan or were automatically re-enrolled in the Federally Facilitated Marketplace as of Jan. 16, 2015, including 90,345 in Oregon.
Two years ago, the Legislature authorized an examination of universal healthcare, but asked the private sector to pick up the tab. That effort foundered when donors -- and dollars -- failed to materialize.
Oregon’s coordinated care organizations continue to manage a delicate balance: keeping costs down at the same time they are providing coverage to more and more Medicaid patients as a result of the Affordable Care Act.
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Oregon’s hospitals are healthier than ever – with much higher profit margins, and witnessed a stupendous drop in charity care while their net patient revenue soared, regardless of whether they actually billed for services or received capitated payments.
Oregon’s mid-year Health System Transformation report lays out the progress of Oregon’s coordinated care organizations on key quality and financial measures.
OPINION -- Drawing unwanted national attention to his tiny state, Governor Peter Shumlin pronounced Vermont’s quest for universal health care Dead On Arrival.
The Oregon Educators Benefit Board could be forced to pay some steep excise taxes to the federal government by the end of the decade, and while there are steps that could be done both at the state level and by individual school districts to decrease the tax owed, the health plan likely cannot avo