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Avalere Exchange Enrollment Update: Nationwide Enrollment Tracking toward 5.4M by the End of March; Enrollment in Federally-Run Exchanges Is Accelerating

New Avalere analysis finds that exchange enrollment is on track to reach 5.4 million by the end of March when open enrollment is set to end. That number falls short of current Congressional Budget Office (CBO) estimates that six million people will enroll in exchanges in 2014.

Practitioners, Prescribers and Patient Advocates Call on Oregon Legislature For Improved Medication Therapy Management

The Arizona Journal of Pharmacy’s Winter 2014 issue notes that across the U.S., “poor medication adherence leads to poorer health, more frequent hospitalizations, higher risk of death and costs our medical system as much as $290 billion each year.” Here in Oregon, providers, pharmacists, and patient groups are addressing this growing issue by bringing forth legislation to help all Oregon patients better manage their medications. Medicare Part D plans starting doing this in January.

Physicians, providers, patients and groups are asking the Oregon Legislature to pass Senate Bill 1579, the “Medication Synchronization” bill. This simple legislation allows patients to synchronize their medicati

Governor Kitzhaber Announces Agreement Between Hospitals and SEIU to Engage Frontline Workers and Improve Care

SEIU agrees not to pursue health care related ballot measures in 2014

Today Governor Kitzhaber announced that Legacy Health, Providence Health & Services, OHSU, PeaceHealth, Kaiser Permanente NW, and the Oregon Nurses Association have agreed to meet with SEIU and the Governor’s Office to accelerate progress toward the health care “Triple Aim”: 

RWJF and Consumer Reports’ Explains New Financial Help Available to Pay for Health Insurance Costs

In Most States, Families of Four Earning up to $94k Annually May be Eligible for Financial Help

The Robert Wood Johnson Foundation (RWJF) and Consumer Reports have created a free, easy-to-use tool that helps people learn how to lower the cost of health insurance plans offered through the new state marketplaces with the health premium tax credit. 



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