April 28, 2011 -- The Oregon Insurance Division of the Department of Consumer and Business Services has approved lower-than-requested health insurance rates in half of the cases it reviewed in the past 12 months.
April 15, 2011 -- Legislation that would create a statewide health insurance exchange passed out of a Senate committee yesterday without the support of a broad coalition of consumer advocates.
March 28, 2011--The debate over how to reform Oregon’s healthcare system is contentious, but everyone agrees on certain facts. Healthcare costs are rising. Insurance premiums are increasing faster than peoples’ incomes. Obtaining insurance that’s both affordable and provides adequate health coverage is nearly impossible for the average Oregonian. And nobody seems to understand how the insurance rate review process really works.