Tagged: Health Care

Oregon Insurance Commissioner Discusses Health Coverage

OPB |Aug. 20, 2014 12:06 p.m.

WEDNESDAY: We'll talk with Laura Cali, Oregon's Insurance Commissioner, about last week's ruling on autism treatment, new rates for individual health plans, and more.

Bumps In The Road To Health Care Transformation

OPB |July 23, 2014 12:25 p.m.

WEDNESDAY: Mental health treatment is a point of contention between Multnomah County and the CCO that serves Oregon's three most populous counties.

Conflicting Court Rulings On Federal Health Care Subsidies

OPB |July 23, 2014 12:06 p.m.

TUESDAY: Two appeals courts were divided on the issue of whether states that had not set up their own health care exchanges can receive federal subsidies.

Medicare May Penalize Oregon Hospitals For Patient Injuries

OPB |July 02, 2014 12:40 p.m.

WEDNESDAY: We'll learn more about Medicare's plan to penalize hospitals for high patient injury and infection rates.

Jackson County's New Health Clinic For Employees Only

OPB |June 16, 2014 12:20 p.m.

MONDAY: We'll learn about Jackson County's new health clinic for public employees, and what kind of savings officials are hoping for.

How Can We Design A Better Hospital?

OPB |June 05, 2014 12:35 p.m.

THURSDAY: Researcher Roger Ulrich is in Portland to meet with his research partners at Legacy Emanuel Hospital, as they launch studies about the effects of nature on health.

Cover Oregon Postmortem With Board Chair Liz Baxter

OPB |April 29, 2014 12:35 p.m.

TUESDAY: The Cover Oregon board voted to abandon the flawed state-run exchange and adopt the federal website. We'll hear why the site had to die.

Washington Hospital Association Sues State Over New Rules

OPB |Feb. 17, 2014 12:30 p.m.

MONDAY: The Washington State Hospital Association says new rules that govern hospital mergers go too far.

Checking Up On Oregon's CCOs

OPB |Feb. 04, 2014 12:40 p.m.

MONDAY: Oregon has another three and a half years to reduce the growth in health care costs by two percent through Coordinated Care Organizations.

News Roundtable: Year In Review

OPB |Dec. 27, 2013 12:06 p.m.

FRIDAY: Our news roundtable takes a look back at the year's big stories.

Bruce Goldberg Takes On Cover Oregon

OPB |Dec. 09, 2013 12:20 p.m.

MONDAY: Bruce Goldberg is on leave from the Oregon Health Authority to take over as acting director of the state's beleaguered health insurance exchange. What will he do differently?

Previously Canceled Health Care Plans Extended in Oregon

OPB |Nov. 26, 2013 12:30 p.m.

TUESDAY: Nine of Oregon's health insurers have decided to allow the extension of individual health plans that do not meet the minimum requirements under the federal Affordable Care Act.

Legislative Days

OPB |Nov. 20, 2013 12:06 p.m.

WEDNESDAY: Lawmakers are gathering in Salem this week to lay the groundwork for the February session. They also have some tough questions for Cover Oregon's executive director, Rocky King.

Vaccinating Children In State Custody

OPB |Nov. 04, 2013 12:30 p.m.

MONDAY: A case before the Oregon Supreme Court challenges whether the state has the right to vaccinate children who are under the state's care because of parental neglect or abuse.

Looking Into Single-Payer Health Care In Oregon

June 06, 2013 12:45 p.m.

A bill in the Oregon Legislature would look into the possibility of single-payer health care in Oregon.

OHSU Researcher Criticizes Drug Prices

April 29, 2013 12:35 p.m.

OHSU oncologist Brian Druker says cancer drugs are too expensive and are hurting the health care system.

How To Coordinate Care

April 24, 2013 12:20 p.m.

How are Oregon's new coordinated care organizations going to work in practice?

Live In Salem With Governor Kitzhaber

April 10, 2013 12:06 p.m.

We'll spend some time with the governor checking in about some hot topics in the legislature right now.

Study Predicts Rising Health Care Claims

March 29, 2013 12:06 p.m.

How much will individual health costs rise over the next five years? A study by the National Society of Actuaries predicts as much as 31 percent. 

Gauging The State Of Healthcare At OHSU

March 11, 2013 12:30 p.m.

Oregon Health & Science University CFO Lawrence Furnstahl talks about the health of the organization in the wake of sequestration.

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