Senate Republican leaders Thursday released their revised bill to “repeal and replace” the Affordable Care Act, but they acknowledged that furious days of negotiation have not yet secured the 50 votes necessary to pass the measure over unanim
Julie Rovner; Kaiser Health News
Much has been written lately about how individuals’ health could suffer if they lose insurance under the health proposals circulating in the U.S. House and Senate.
Emily Kopp; Kaiser Health News
The pharmaceutical industry could see windfall profits from a little-noticed tweak to the insurance market tucked into the Trump administration’s draft executive order on drug prices, experts say.
A Medicare index was scrapped, but physicians will no longer be able to go after patients when an insurer doesn’t pay for non-contracted emergency work. A sweeping measure allows state insurance regulators to set aside state law if federal officials upend the national health laws.
The Oregon Senate Health Committee on Tuesday cleared two insurance measures designed to protect consumers, one stopping physicians from “balance-billing” their patients, and the other giving state insurance regulators the power to avoid a collapse of the insurance market triggered by federal cha
As number of people with insurance climbs, the companies that have traditionally enrolled the most people in Oregon see membership decline. Could these health plans be losing clout?
The number of people receiving health insurance through small insurers or buying individual marketplace plans in Oregon dropped significantly in 2016, with 74,422 fewer people covered under the state’s major plans at the end of last year than a year earlier.
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Anna Gorman; Kaiser Health News
Legislation introduced in the California Senate last week would set the state on a path toward the possible creation of a single-payer health care system ― a proposal that has failed to gain traction here in the past.
Jordan Rau and Julie Appleby; Kaiser Health News
Dale Marsh has not been enamored with his health insurance since the Affordable Care Act took effect. Premiums for Marsh, 53, and his wife, Tammy, rose, their deductibles grew, and they gave up access to their regular doctors to keep costs down.
Kaiser Health News
The health insurance marketplaces created by the Affordable Care Act are in their third year of selling health insurance plans to people who don’t get insurance through work. Most states use Healthcare.gov to sell their plans, but 11 states and D.C.
Studies show that children with health insurance do better in school, are more likely to graduate high school and attend college, but nearly 18,000 Oregon children do not have access to healthcare because of their immigration status.
Gov. Kate Brown has proposed an agenda for the 2017 session that’s high on difficult cuts, but also perhaps surprisingly has a heavy lift for a big wish.
Oregon Public Broadcasting
A new law this year in Oregon requires insurance companies to cover a 12-month supply of prescription birth control, but its backers say some insurers haven't gotten the message.