OSPIRG Urges Regence to Reconsider Kid Policy

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But Regence stands by its earlier decision and will not offer new individual policies to children under 19
September 28, 2010 -- OSPIRG, which takes on powerful interests on behalf of Oregonians, has asked Regence BlueCross BlueShield to reconsider its decision last week to stop covering new children

PEBB Restores Mid-Wife Coverage

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The change was prompted by a group known as PEBB Members for Maternity Care Choice
April 29, 2010 -- A group of concerned PEBB members breathed a sigh of relief on April 20 when the board voted unaminously to reinstate statewide coverage for mid-wives.

Rejections Increase as Policy Prohibition Nears

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Individual rejection rates for pre-existing conditions continued to reach toward one-in-four who apply

August 21, 2009 -- It’s a foregone conclusion these days that if any healthcare reform bill passes Congress this year it will end the practice of rejecting individuals for health insurance coverage because of pre-existing conditions. Until then, insurers are continuing to reject as usual.

Pound Wise and Penny Foolish

Personal experience shows that short-sighted insurance denials cost more in the end.

Healthcare reform seems to be on everyone’s mind. There is a definite need to push through the morass and work toward real healthcare reform. The “fluff” or “pie in the sky” statements may sound wonderful as they flash across our television screens, but they really mean nothing. It’s time for action, not just posing for the media. 

Refused Service: One in Five Rejected

Thousands of Oregonians denied coverage have little if any recourse other than paying more

April 6, 2009 -- A growing number of Oregonians are discovering the cold hard facts about individual health insurance. For starters, it’s not guaranteed. Consistent with years past, one in five Oregonians who applied for coverage in 2008 were rejected for pre-existing conditions.

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