Cover Oregon: Subsidy ruling won’t affect Oregonians


Published Jul 22, 2014 at 12:56PM / Updated Jul 22, 2014 at 09:12PM

Medicine

Women unaware of ACA coverage


Published Jul 10, 2014 at 12:11AM / Updated Jul 23, 2014 at 03:27PM

Health Care

Group to measure how CCOs serve Oregon patients


Published Jun 15, 2014 at 12:01AM / Updated Jun 16, 2014 at 05:35PM

Money

Insurance agents will need approval for fed exchange

Published May 15, 2014 at 12:11AM

Cover Oregon

Cover Oregon moving to federal exchange

Published Apr 25, 2014 at 12:51PM

Central Oregon docs flooded with Medicaid patients

Published Apr 24, 2014 at 12:11AM

Oregon may move to federal exchange

Published Apr 25, 2014 at 12:01AM

Money

Enrollment deadline for Cover Oregon nears

Published Mar 13, 2014 at 12:06AM

Coordinated Care Organizations

Fewer ER visits, but not all the news is good


Published Feb 7, 2014 at 12:01AM / Updated Feb 9, 2014 at 04:27PM

Cover Oregon interim director testifies in Salem

Published Jan 16, 2014 at 12:01AM

Cover Oregon

Cover Oregon deadline at 5 p.m. Monday

Published Jan 4, 2014 at 12:01AM

Oregon Health Plan

Fewer dollars, more sense

Published Dec 22, 2013 at 12:01AM

Cover Oregon director says some should look outside exchange for health insurance

Published Dec 17, 2013 at 12:01AM

Cover Oregon

Health Insurance deadline likely to be extended

Published Dec 13, 2013 at 12:01AM

Washington state making health exchange work

Published Nov 17, 2013 at 04:00AM

In fracas on health coverage, some Dems feel exposed

Published Nov 17, 2013 at 04:00AM

CONCORD, N.H. — The awards ceremony Friday evening for New Hampshire’s police forces was full of pomp, circumstance, officers in dress uniforms and a show of support from the state’s full congressional delegation.<br/><br/>But almost as soon as all the awards had been given and the photos taken, New Hampshire’s four members of Congress, three of them Democrats, were set upon by local reporters with one simmering question: What are you going to do about the faltering Affordable Care Act?<br/><br/>Rep. Ann McLane Kuster, the state’s freshman Democrat, displayed her own exasperation over the failed rollout. “Patience is a virtue, and Americans…

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Washington state making health exchange work


Published Nov 17, 2013 at 04:00AM / Updated Nov 19, 2013 at 12:31AM

KENT, Wash. — Mindy Mansfield had health insurance when she worked at a factory that made air flow vents in Cle Elum, a small town in central Washington state. It covered the pills she took for her Type 2 diabetes and the ones she needed to ease her arthritis. But as she edged toward retirement age after nearly two decades as a machine operator, Mansfield…

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Update: Affordable Care Act

Insurance companies cold to Obama's health law fix

Published Nov 16, 2013 at 04:00AM

Analysis: AFFORDABLE CARE ACT

Obama facing deep doubts about his leadership

Published Nov 15, 2013 at 04:00AM

Update: Affordable Care Act

Insurance companies cold to Obama's health law fix


Published Nov 16, 2013 at 04:00AM / Updated Nov 19, 2013 at 12:31AM

WASHINGTON — Faced with resistance from insurers and some state officials to his health-insurance fix, President Barack Obama summoned insurance industry executives Friday for what he called a “brainstorming” session against the backdrop of widespread anxieties about how the new twist in his health-care law will be carried out. A day after announcing a plan to delay insurance cancellations in the individual market by one…

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Analysis: AFFORDABLE CARE ACT

Obama facing deep doubts about his leadership


Published Nov 15, 2013 at 04:00AM / Updated Nov 19, 2013 at 12:31AM

WASHINGTON, D. C. — Throughout his career as a national politician, President Barack Obama often has benefited from comparisons with others. Nearing the end of the first year of his second term, he is running mostly against himself — and falling short. The disastrous rollout of his health care law has put him on the spot in ways he has rarely been before. The cool…

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Affordable Care Act

Under law, millions eligible for free policies


Published Nov 14, 2013 at 04:00AM / Updated Nov 19, 2013 at 12:31AM

Millions of people could qualify for federal subsidies that will pay the entire monthly cost of some health care plans being offered in the online marketplaces set up under President Barack Obama’s health care law, a surprising figure that has not gotten much attention, in part because the zero-premium plans come with serious trade-offs. Three independent estimates by Wall Street analysts and a consulting firm…

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Editor's choice

Health plan enrollment far below estimates


Published Nov 14, 2013 at 04:00AM / Updated Nov 19, 2013 at 12:31AM

WASHINGTON — A little more than 106,000 people picked health plans in the first month of open enrollment through the state and federal insurance marketplaces established by the Affordable Care Act, President Barack Obama’s health secretary said Wednesday — a fraction of the administration’s initial estimate for enrollment for that period. Only about a fourth of the new enrollees — 26,794 — signed up through…

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Editor,s choice

To alleviate health care mess, turning to insurers


Published Nov 10, 2013 at 04:00AM / Updated Nov 19, 2013 at 12:31AM

The White House is increasing its reliance on insurers by accepting their technical help in efforts to repair the problem-ridden online health exchange and prioritizing consumers’ ability to buy plans directly from the carriers. The administration’s broader cooperation with insurers is a tacit acknowledgment that the federal insurance exchange — fraught with software and hardware flaws that have frustrated Americans trying to buy coverage —…

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White House in crisis mode on health care


Published Nov 9, 2013 at 04:00AM / Updated Nov 19, 2013 at 12:31AM

WASHINGTON — President Barack Obama was seething. Two weeks after the disastrous launch of Health Care. gov, Obama gathered his senior staff members in the Oval Office for what one aide recalled as an “unsparing” dressing-down. The public accepts that technology sometimes fails, the president said, but he had personally trumpeted that Health Care. gov would be ready on Oct. 1, and it wasn’t. “If…

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Sebelius: No to ACA delay, even with Web problems


Published Nov 7, 2013 at 04:00AM / Updated Nov 19, 2013 at 12:31AM

WASHINGTON — Kathleen Sebelius, the secretary of health and human services, said Wednesday that the government needed to fix hundreds of problems with the website for the federal health insurance marketplace, but she rejected bipartisan calls to delay parts of the new health care law. She made her comments at a hearing of the Senate Finance Committee just hours after the Obama administration had disclosed…

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Editor,s choice

A startup that failed: health care website


Published Nov 3, 2013 at 04:00AM / Updated Nov 19, 2013 at 12:31AM

WASHINGTON — In May 2010, two months after the Affordable Care Act squeaked through Congress, President Barack Obama’s top economic aides were getting worried. Larry Summers, director of the White House’s National Economic Council, and Peter Orzag, head of the Office of Management and Budget, had just received a pointed four-page memo from a trusted outside health adviser. It warned that no one in the…

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Health care website had a $630M price tag, officials say


Published Nov 2, 2013 at 05:00AM / Updated Nov 19, 2013 at 12:31AM

WASHINGTON — Federal officials said Friday that they had spent $630 million on information technology for the federal health insurance website, and they expressed growing frustration with hardware and software problems that continued to thwart millions of people trying to buy insurance in the online market. “We made progress and also ran into some roadblocks that slowed us down,” said Jeffrey Zients, the troubleshooter appointed…

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Obamacare and Medicare

Published Nov 1, 2013 at 05:00AM

Editor’s Note: Good Question is a recurring feature in which a local expert in a particular field answers a question related to families and aging. Have a question? Send it to mmclean@bendbulletin. com. Q: How will the Affordable Care Act, which launched its first online health insurance marketplaces earlier this month, affect my Medicare benefits?A: Stephanie Magill is the regional spokesperson for the Center for…

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Health care law

White House contrite yet defiant on rollout


Published Oct 31, 2013 at 05:00AM / Updated Nov 19, 2013 at 12:31AM

BOSTON — The White House on Wednesday blended expressions of contrition for the troubled rollout of its health care law with an aggressive rejection of Republican criticism of it, as the administration sought a political strategy to blunt the fallout from weeks of technical failures and negative coverage. While Kathleen Sebelius, the secretary of health and human services, apologized profusely during a politically charged hearing…

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