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Kitzhaber, Blumenauer: Health care policy reform top priority

Shawna De La Rosa | Oct 30, 2020 | Oregon

Former Providence CEO Van Pelt to Testify on Capitol Hill for Cover Oregon

| Apr 1, 2014 | Oregon

  Veteran health care executive Greg Van Pelt has been called on to serve as the face of Cover Oregon and its failures during a hearing on Capitol Hill this Thursday. Van Pelt, who retired last April as CEO of Providence Health & Services in Oregon, has been acting as an advisor to Oregon Gov. John Kitzhaber since November...[ Read More ]

Gov. Kitzhaber Announces Cover Oregon Extension, New Tax Credit Options for Small Businesses

| Mar 26, 2014 | Oregon

NEWS RELEASE MARCH 26, 2014 Media Contact: Rachel Wray, 503-559-1277 Governor Kitzhaber Announces Cover Oregon Extended Application Period, New Tax Credit Options for Small Businesses Oregonians have until April 30 to apply for private health insurance (Salem, OR) — Governor Kitzhaber announced today that Oregonians now have until April 30, 2014,...[ Read More ]

OR: Audit Confirms Host of Problems at Cover Oregon

| Mar 21, 2014 | Oregon

A lot of bungling and bad communication contributed to Cover Oregon’s failures, according to the much-anticipated results of an independent audit that Governor John Kitzhaber’s office released yesterday. Among the un-redacted audit’s key findings: Communication among Oregon Health Authority (OHA) Director Dr. Bruce Goldberg, former OHA Chief Information Officer Carolyn...[ Read More ]

The Cover Oregon Legislation: A Crib Sheet

| Mar 12, 2014 | Oregon

Two of the Oregon Legislature's key priorities during the recently adjourned legislative session were to hold Cover Oregon accountable for its failure to enroll people into health insurance online and to prevent such a catastrophic IT failure from happening again. The Legislature passed bills that addressed both concerns. Negotiations over the measures were largely left...[ Read More ]

Release: Gov. Kitzhaber: Tax Credits Mean Better Coverage, Affordable Costs

| Feb 27, 2014 | Oregon

NEWS RELEASE FEBRUARY 27, 2014 Media Contact: Rachel Wray, 503-559-1277 Governor Kitzhaber: Tax Credits for More Oregonians Means Better Coverage, Affordable Costs (Salem, OR) — Governor Kitzhaber released the following statement today in response to the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services' decision to provide Retroactive Advance Payments to states implementing health...[ Read More ]