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.
“All it really is, is a statement that he wants one or more of his departments to come up with a plan," said Joe Antos with the American Enterprise Institute.
A federal emergency declaration on Sept. 15 gives all Oregon residents the right to sign up for coverage on the insurance marketplace through a special enrollment period.
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Increased profits, especially in the second quarter of the year, were eye-popping for Kaiser Foundation Health Plan and Regence BlueCross BlueShield of Oregon.
The money is part of $35 million total that the insurer is paying out because patients couldn't access medical treatment in the early months of the pandemic.
The nonprofit will be testing a new drug developed by Pfizer and BioNTech that produced a strong immune response in early trials.
For the second straight year, Oregonians shopping for individual plans on the state’s health insurance marketplace will see rate increases below 2%.