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Influx Of Medical Workers Into Oregon Is Big But May Not Be Enough

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Out-of-state medical staffing companies are providing about 800 crucial health care workers in the weeks ahead as hospitals are swamped with COVID-19 patients. 

OEBB Prepares to Let County Employees Purchase Insurance

Oregon AFSCME argues that Josephine County will save money while offering better coverage by switching to the state pool for school districts. Clatsop County AFSCME members are expected to join OEBB, but others in the county will move to a high-deductible plan from Regence BlueCross BlueShield to stave off rising costs from the insurer.


Oct. 14, 2013 — Local government workers in Clatsop, Josephine and Klamath counties may enroll in the Oregon Educators Benefit Board for health coverage as early as Jan. 1.

The counties are the test markets to expand the health insurance pool for school districts, the result of a new law enacted in the 2013 regular legislative session.

Funding Crunch Won't Affect CCOs in Josephine and Curry Counties

AllCare, which anticipates getting under way on August 1 is contracting with Options for Southern Care to provide mental health services

June 28, 2012 -- County governments are expected to play a critical role in the delivery of healthcare services under Oregon’s healthcare reform.

However, two counties covered by AllCare Health Plan, Inc., a newly certified coordinated care organization -- Josephine and Curry— face unprecedented funding cuts that are seriously undermining their criminal justice systems.

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