ACA repeal: drop insurance mandate, reform Medicaid

House Republicans unveiled proposal Monday

House Republicans on Monday unveiled their plans for replacing the Affordable Care Act, vowing to … Read more

Central Oregon Health Council seeks board members

The Central Oregon Health Council is seeking applicants to serve on its volunteer board. The … Read more

Prompted by federal uncertainty, Oregon beefs up health insurance outreach

Reports from Trump administration spur more outreach in Oregon

Oregon is devoting an extra $110,000 to online outreach encouraging people to enroll in health … Read more

Bend rally urges Walden to save Obamacare

Oregon representative voted to take steps toward dismantling ACA

Around 16 people gathered on sidewalks and atop snowbanks in front of Patheon in Bend … Read more

Feds OK Oregon’s Medicaid plan, but no money attached

CMS approves program for next five years

Oregon officials cheered the federal government’s green light to continue the state’s Medicaid reform efforts … Read more

Brown working to secure federal Medicaid funds

Allocation uncertain under Trump presidency

Officials with Oregon Gov. Kate Brown’s office are working under a tight timeline in an … Read more

Medicaid population expected to decline

Many members unaware of need to renew membership

Within the past two years, Oregon’s Medicaid program took on thousands of new members, pushing … Read more

Medicaid patients struggle with dental access

Central Oregon CCO grew 59 percent from 2013 to 2014

Access to dental care appears to be a struggle for Central Oregon’s Medicaid patients, according … Read more

New program seeks to reward for quality, not quantity

Oregon among 14 regions participating in CMS’ CPC+

Oregon is among 14 regions the federal government selected to participate in a sweeping program … Read more

Central Oregon CCO improved on most fronts in 2015

Group earned more than $10 million through incentive program

For the most part, Central Oregon’s Medicaid enrollees got better care and had better outcomes … Read more

Medical community sounds off on challenges in opioid abuse epidemic

Walden supports bill that would expand access to Suboxone

The U.S. House of Representatives is due to vote next week on no fewer than … Read more

Calm after the 2014 storm at Mosaic Medical

Demand skyrocketed following Medicaid expansion

Mosaic Medical’s patient population ballooned roughly sixfold in the decade that ended in 2015. Most … Read more

New program in Bend changing hospital care for kids

Hospitalists provide inpatient care, report back to docs

It used to be pediatricians had to see their patients wherever they showed up — … Read more

Here’s what’s on 2016 health care horizon

Birth control without prescriptions, higher insurance premiums and more

1) Oregonians can get birth control without prescriptions The state’s most recent legislative session saw … Read more

Study will measure health care access in Central Oregon

Medicaid population may struggle with getting needed care

During 2014, in the months after Oregon expanded access to its Medicaid program to more … Read more

Turnover at veterans center means less counseling available

VA hopes Bend opening draws talent

Combat veterans in Central Oregon might face longer waits for individual counseling as the U.S. … Read more

Oregon CCOs struggle to get consumers on councils

Some groups pay Medicaid members to attend meetings

While Oregon law gives low-income individuals who rely on the state’s Medicaid program an opportunity … Read more

Central Oregon CCO names new director

Leslie Neugebauer has been with PacificSource since 2013

CCO appoints new director Central Oregon’s coordinated care organization, the group that oversees health care … Read more

Supreme Court affirms Oregon as state-based exchange

Had ruling gone against subsidies, it would not have affected Oregonians

When the Supreme Court ruled Thursday to uphold federal health insurance subsidies promised under the … Read more

Dozens seek help with HealthCare.gov in Bend

Event provides assistance with enrolling

An event in Bend on Thursday designed to help people enroll in health insurance through … Read more

Committee formed to dismantle Cover Oregon

State may move responsibilities to insurance division

SALEM ­— After more than a year of setbacks for the state’s health care exchange, … Read more

Oregon sees 63% drop in uninsured

Majority of new enrollees covered under Oregon Health Plan

One of the Affordable Care Act’s main goals was to increase the ranks of people … Read more

Cover Oregon website switch slated for Nov. 15

State health care enrollment set to switch to federally controlled website

The director tasked with the switch from the state-run Cover Oregon health care enrollment website … Read more

State sues Oracle over failed health care website

State seeks $200 million from technology giant

Technology giant Oracle defrauded Oregon of more than $200 million and led the failed attempt … Read more

Cover Oregon: Subsidy ruling won’t affect Oregonians

Oregon will have supported state-based exchange in 2015

Although a panel of federal judges ruled Tuesday that people who buy insurance through the … Read more

Women unaware of ACA coverage

Despite law, half of insured women have partial or no birth control coverage

Every once in a while, Dr. Lauren O’Sullivan will see a patient who – just … Read more

Group to measure how CCOs serve Oregon patients

Consumer Confidence Project will produce report comparing CC0s in 2015

The rollout of the new groups designed to manage Medicaid patients across Oregon hasn’t exactly … Read more

Insurance agents will need approval for fed exchange

Moving Oregon to healthcare.gov has consequences for agents

Cover Oregon was designed to make things easier. In at least one respect, it did. … Read more

Cover Oregon moving to federal exchange

Board follows tech committee’s recommendation

The board that governs Oregon’s health insurance exchange voted unanimously this morning to move to … Read more

Central Oregon docs flooded with Medicaid patients

Patients lose existing docs, struggle to find new ones

Gary Frederick’s seizure condition has never been worse. He’s up to 19 a day. “We … Read more

Oregon may move to federal exchange

Cover Oregon’s board will hear recommendation Friday

The leaders behind Oregon’s embattled health insurance exchange now appear poised to scrap the project … Read more

Enrollment deadline for Cover Oregon nears

State pushing to extend March 31 deadline

With the deadline to sign up for health insurance coverage in 2014 fast approaching, advocates … Read more

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