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Oregon Embarks on Public Health Plan Option

The Lund Report
More questions than answers surround the creation of a statewide public option and health insurance exchange
August 11, 2010 -- Those who fought so hard for a publicly-owned health insurance option during much of 2009, only to be dismissed by Congress, may see their dreams realized at least in Oregon by 2014.

Oregon Expects $66 Million From Feds

The Lund Report
That money will help subsidize the medical claim costs for people who enroll in the federal high risk pool slated to start Aug. 1.

June 2, 2010 -- Oregon is poised to receive $66 million over the next three years to run a federal high risk pool. A formal application was submitted to the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services yesterday.

If everything goes as planned, people can start enrolling July 1, with the program getting under way the following month, said Tom Jovick, administrator of the Office of Oregon Health Partnerships, which runs the Oregon high risk pool known as OMIP.

Intent on Transformation

The Lund Report
Public purchasers are positioned to lead, having a hold on 33 percent of the insurance market
March 10, 2010 -- As the largest purchaser of healthcare -- next to Medicare – public purchasers are positioned to transform the delivery system under the leadership of Barney Speight.


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