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OHSU and Legacy Health announce new product partnership with PacificSource Health Plans

| May 28, 2019 | Oregon

Two of Portland’s largest hospital and healthcare delivery systems announce a new partnership with PacificSource Health Plans that brings together leading provider delivery systems with an Oregon-based health plan. Legacy Health and the Oregon Health & Science University (OHSU) health system are working with PacificSource to introduce new health plan...[ Read More ]

Texas drug-pricing transparency bill passes full Legislature

Sara Gentzler | May 24, 2019 | Texas

A drug-pricing transparency bill that aims to establish reporting requirements for pharmaceutical drug manufacturers, health plans, and pharmacy benefit managers passed the full Texas Legislature this week. The House of Representatives concurred with Senate amendments to HB 2536 on Friday -- now, it awaits signatures from both presiding officers and...[ Read More ]

Plan profits plummet | Budget options include cuts of 15% | Legal victories support mergers

| Jun 25, 2014

There has been a lot of talk about the disruption and costs of reform. For the most part, the data hasn't been available. That's starting to change as Q1 results from health plans hit. At the same time, state budgets are under stress with tremendous cuts (again) on the horizon....[ Read More ]

Release (OIC): President’s Decision to Extend Health Plans Does Not Apply to WA

| Mar 5, 2014 | Washington

  FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE – March 5, 2014 Media contact: Public Affairs (360) 725-7055   President Obama’s decision to extend non-compliant health plans does not apply to Washington state OLYMPIA, Wash. – The announcement today by the Obama administration to allow non-compliant or previously cancelled health plans to continue for...[ Read More ]

OR: Legislators Begin to Take Up Bills Related to Commercial Plans

| Feb 3, 2014 | Oregon

The Oregon Legislature, which reconvened on Feb. 3, will likely consider several bills this year that would directly impact commercial health plans if signed into law.  Some of the bills were considered during the 2013 legislative session, died in committee, and have been the focus of negotiations during the interim. One such bill, HB 4110,...[ Read More ]