Starting this month, most people with private insurance will no longer have to decide whether they can afford to protect themselves against HIV.
More state residents, their incomes hurt by COVID-19 pandemic, may instead be enrolling in the free Oregon Health Plan.
The two sides didn’t disclose the terms. Salem Health had wanted to raise the prices it charges health insurer Kaiser by 30%.
Gov. Kate Brown, Oregon's two U.S. senators and four U.S. representatives have asked the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services to extend the health insurance enrollment period through Dec. 31.
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Most insurers enjoyed reduced expenses in the third quarter and many saw profits but some lost clients, according to the National Association of Insurance Commissioners.
The Supreme Court on Tuesday will hear oral arguments in a case that, for the third time in eight years, could result in the justices striking down the Affordable Care Act.
The agreement, which affects 36 Blue Cross Blue Shield companies, including four in the Northwest, is expected to increase competition among health insurers.
Coverage will remain in effect during the litigation, which comes at a time when scores of people have lost their insurance coverage due to a layoff.