Oregon’s insurance market is crippled by waste, marred by friction and overpriced – that’s the conclusion reached by Dr. Dave Sanders, CEO of ZOOM+, who urged the Oregon Insurance Division to lower its individual rates at a hearing in Salem yesterday.
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.