This time of year, a popular statistic to track is the number of people who have signed up for private health insurance through the state for 2015: 116,471 and climbing, slightly more than a year ago.
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Pharmaceutical companies handed out at least $40.7 million to Oregon physicians and healthcare institutions between 2009 and 2003.Undoubtedly, this figure does not represent all of the money, according to ProPublica because of the voluntary participation.
The Oregon Health Equity Alliance will introduce six proposals in the 2015 session to improve health, according to its 33-member alliance, among them three priorities to provide healthcare to people left out of the Affordable Care Act.
Washington County has plans to unload its public health medical services, including vaccinations, family planning and venereal disease screening onto the safety net clinics, but a director of one of the private safety-net clinics is balking at shifting the role to his clinic.
Oregon has tremendously pared back the number of uninsured as a result of its embrace of the Affordable Care Act -- just 5 percent of the population remains uninsured compared to 14 percent last year.
Avalere Health has estimated the cost savings that could result from a new, less-expensive tier of insurance coverage, if legislation were to permit it. Currently, the Affordable Care Act requires all health plans offered in the individual and small group markets to meet standards for bronze, sil
Update: The article has been appended with comments from Cover Oregon staff.