OPINION March 24, 2011 -- Oregonians should demand a healthcare exchange that promotes good decision-making. If we used evidence-based decision-making, we should look to the Beaverton School District to see how good health plans are negotiated.
March 21, 2011 -- Last Thursday’s contentious Senate Subcommittee on Health Care Reform work session on Oregon’s health insurance exchange bill illustrated the rough road ahead for legislation that would transform the state’s health insurance marketplace.
March 16, 2011--The Public Employees’ Benefit Board, facing a gaping budget hole next year whose size is still unknown, has devised a draft priority list of potential cost-saving changes to health benefits for state workers.
December 10, 2010 -- Oregonians with spendy individual and small-business health insurance plans are again facing double-digit increases.
It could be worse.
More than at any time in the past year, the Oregon Insurance Division has pushed back on several rate increases sought by the state's largest insurers, trimming them from anaverage 16 percent to 12 percent.
Originally at LATimes.com
June 17, 2009 -- Executives of three of the nation's largest health insurers told federal lawmakers in Washington on Tuesday that they would continue canceling medical coverage for some sick policyholders, despite withering criticism from Republican and Democratic members of Congress who decried the practice as unfair and abusive.