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New study shows potential impact of a small donor matching program on 2016 presidential race

Candidates with more small donors would narrow gap or out-fundraise candidates relying more on large donors

Candidates in the 2016 presidential race would see a dramatic shift in their fundraising, and have a powerful incentive to focus more on small donors under a proposed small donor public financing system, according to a study released on Tuesday by the OSPIRG Foundation.

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

Over $24 Million in Waste Cut from 2015 Health Insurance Premiums

Advocacy and research organization's report requests increased transparency and more justification for cost increases from insurers.

Close scrutiny of proposed health insurance premiums for 2015 has cut over $24 million in waste and unjustified costs from premiums for Oregon consumers and small businesses, according to a new

Twenty Top Generic Drugs Delayed By Industry Payoffs

The Lund Report
New Research Shows People with Cancer, Heart Disease, Other Serious Conditions Forced to Pay 10 Times More Than Necessary for Medication

 

July 11, 2013 -- Oregonians with cancer, heart disease, epilepsy and other conditions have been forced to pay an average of 10 times more than necessary for at least 20 blockbuster drugs, according to a report released today by the Oregon State Public Interest Research Group (OSPIRG) and Community Catalyst.

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