First Round of Oregon v. Pharma. State Publishes Data And Stories. Next Up: Trade Secrets

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An Oregon program that aims to peel back the opaque layers of prescription drug pricing wrapped up its first year this week with a report to the Legislature that underlines

OSPIRG Urges Insurance Division not to Approve Rates that Include Unreasonable Costs

The Division is reconsidering 2017 rates for ATRIO Health Plans, BridgeSpan Health Company, Providence Health Plan and Regence BlueCross BlueShield of Oregon and expects to announce its decision later this week.

OPINION -- We applaud DCBS’s efforts to ensure broader access to and choice of health coverage in parts of the state where insurers were initially proposing to pull out of the Individual market in 2017, including parts of Central, Eastern and Southern Oregon, and we support the effort to enable e

Some proposed health insurance rate hikes may be overreacting to short-term market fluctuations

New OSPIRG Foundation analysis of 2016 rates proposed by four Oregon insurers—LifeWise, Moda, PacificSource and Regence—identifies problems and gaps in the insurers’ filings, and calls for increased scrutiny of insurers’ efforts to cut waste and improve quality of care.

Oregon health insurance companies have proposed their premium rates for next year, and according to new OSPIRG Foundation analyses released today, many have not adequately justified their prices.

Get Ready for Quick Timeline on Insurance Rates

The Insurance Division has a fast timeline to review the rate proposals from the 16 health insurers eager to participate in the individual and small group market this fall.

Now that 16 insurance companies have filed their proposed rates for the individual and small group market, the Insurance Division is stepping into the picture.


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