Oregon joined California and 15 other states Thursday in an effort to protect the Affordable Care Act.
Sure, they’re less expensive for consumers, but short-term health policies have another side: They’re highly profitable for insurers and offer hefty sales commissions.
The preliminary figures for health insurance enrollment by individuals on the federal exchange show a 6 percent drop from last year.
PeaceHealth, the Vancouver-based health care system with hospitals across the Northwest, announced on Tuesday that it is buying ZoomCare, a chain of neighborhood clinics that’s spread from Tigard to Seattle and Salem in just over a decade.
The future of the Affordable Care Act is threatened — again — this time by a ruling Friday from a federal district court judge in Texas.
Oregon’s enrollment in health insurance for people without Medicare, Medicaid or job-based coverage is lagging by 15 percent.
As expected, the federal health insurance online marketplace is getting hit by a heavy volume of consumers trying to sign up for health insurance by Saturday's deadline.