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ZOOM+Care Expands In Seattle

| May 23, 2017 | Oregon, Washington

Oregon insurance regulators suing Zoom Management Inc.

| May 17, 2017 | Oregon

The Oregon Department of Consumer and Business Services has filed a lawsuit against Zoom Management Inc., the management company for Zoom Health Plan. Zoom Health entered the insurance market in 2014. After three years of business, Zoom Health announced in April it would shut down at the end of the...[ Read More ]

Senate bill would lift "certificate of need" process for veteran services

| May 17, 2017 | Oregon

Senate Bill 1054 unanimously passed the Veterans and Emergency Preparedness Committee earlier this month. The bill aims to declare emergency and create a two-year exemption period for hospitals obtaining a certificate of need to expand select mental health services for veterans and active duty service members. If the bill is...[ Read More ]

Oregon Nurses, Physicians and Hospitals Respond to House Vote on AHCA

Reta Waldrop | May 4, 2017 | Oregon

         Today, members of the U.S. House of Representative voted to pass the American Health Care Act (AHCA), a bill which significantly alters the Affordable Care Act (ACA) and jeopardizes health coverage for the more than 400,000 Oregonians who gained health insurance coverage through the ACA. The Oregon...[ Read More ]

Sen. Jeff Kruse: Tracking HB 2339 on in network providers

| Apr 28, 2017 | Oregon

A SHORT JOURNEY INTO THE “WEEDS” I thought it might be informative relative to how this process works to describe the journey of one bill, and for this purpose I have chosen House Bill 2339.  This is a bill dealing with payments to out of network providers in the health...[ Read More ]

Nurses at Providence Portland ratify new contract

| Apr 25, 2017 | Oregon

Registered nurses at Providence Portland Medical Center overwhelmingly voted to approve a new two-year contract that addresses nurses’ concerns about hospital staffing and scheduling. The agreement maintains critical incentives to help the hospital meet increased staff demands resulting from Portland’s population growth and more Oregonians gaining access to health care...[ Read More ]

Nurses Vote to Picket PeaceHealth Peace Harbor Hospital

| Apr 21, 2017 | Oregon

On April 20, registered nurses at PeaceHealth Peace Harbor Medical Center overwhelmingly voted to authorize an informational picket following an unsuccessful contract mediation session with PeaceHealth’s corporate administrators earlier this month. Despite significant efforts by nurses and the help of a federal mediator, PeaceHealth’s corporate administrators made limited concessions and...[ Read More ]