Three of Oregon’s six largest commercial health insurers reported losses in 2018, as did several dental plans and Medicaid payers even though the market was fairly stable.
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About five years ago, Oregon adopted an innovative Medicaid system that enabled the state to expand health care to nearly 1 million people today. But the system does not have a steady source of funds. This year Oregon's Medicaid funding gap was $950 million.
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Health Share of Oregon is the only insurer that will apply to cover Portland’s Medicaid patients for the next iteration of Oregon’s Medicaid program after five potential applicants withdrew.
Oregon’s coordinated care organizations are getting a raise from the state – about $8 more per Medicaid member per month than they expected to receive in 2018.
The Senate has passed the coordinated care organization transparency bill with the surprise last-minute support of the Coalition for a Healthy Oregon, the group of seven CCOs that had long opposed the bill, particularly its re
The Oregon Health Authority has been working behind the scenes to block legislative reforms in a pair of bills that the House unanimously voted to imposed on the agency.
The House unanimously voted Friday to approve legislation backed by FamilyCare that restricts the ability of the Oregon Health Authority to upend the coverage area of the state’s 16 coordinated care organizations.