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Providence Health & Services announces latest round of pay cuts

Emily Boerger | Jun 8, 2020 | Alaska, Oregon, Washington

West Coast Medical Associations respond to death of George Floyd

Emily Boerger | Jun 5, 2020 | California, Oregon, Washington

State issues emergency orders for most common types of insurance

| May 29, 2020 | Oregon

The Oregon Department of Consumer and Business Services’ Division of Financial Regulation issued emergency orders for property and casualty, long-term care, and life and disability insurance. The orders mean that the most common insurance policies, such as auto, home, term and whole life, and long-term care have specific minimum grace...[ Read More ]

Oregonians get early glimpse of 2021 health insurance rates

| May 20, 2020 | Oregon

Oregon consumers can get a first look at requested rates for 2021 individual and small group health insurance plans, the Oregon Department of Consumer and Business Services announced today. In the individual market, six companies submitted rate change requests ranging from an average 3.5 percent decrease to an average 11.1...[ Read More ]

Oregon leaders react to the passing of Rep. Mitch Greenlick

Emily Boerger | May 18, 2020 | Oregon

Long-time Oregon legislator Rep. Mitch Greenlick passed away on Friday after battling health issues in the last year. Greenlick served in the Oregon House of Representatives since 2003, representing House District 33 in Portland. During his time in office, and throughout a distinguished career outside of politics, Greenlick was a tremendous...[ Read More ]

5 Things Oregon: Budget deficit, Special session series, Greg Van Pelt

| May 13, 2020 | Oregon

One of the ways we are responding to this COVID crisis is to create interactive virtual conversations that tee up some of the most important issues and challenges in health care today. Next week, we host our first multi-state panel discussion called "5 Slides We're Discussing," exploring how Medicaid plans in...[ Read More ]

OHA releases latest COVID-19 Weekly Report, providing information on ethnicity and gender

Emily Boerger | May 13, 2020 | Oregon

The Oregon Health Authority released its latest COVID-19 Weekly Report on Tuesday evening, highlighting the most recent COVID-19 statistics across the state. The updated data builds off OHA’s report from May 5th which was the first to include ZIP code-level data detailing the neighborhoods that have experienced the highest numbers...[ Read More ]

ICYMI: Inslee and Western leaders send letter to Congress requesting $1 trillion in state and local aid

| May 11, 2020 | California, Oregon, Washington

In case you missed it: Gov. Jay Inslee, House Speaker Laurie Jinkins and Senate Majority Leader Andy Billig joined the governors and state legislative leaders of California, Colorado, Oregon and Nevada today in urging congressional leadership to dedicate $1 trillion in direct and flexible relief to states and local governments...[ Read More ]

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