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Oregon cuts ties with Oracle's health exchange
Associated Press | October 23, 2014
Oregon is cutting its last ties with a botched health insurance exchange portal built by Oracle Corp. as the state and the high-tech company pursue lawsuits against each other.
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Oregon health exchange probes another security breach
Associated Press via Register-Guard (Eugene, Ore.) | October 17, 2014
A Klamath Falls, Ore., woman who applied for health coverage through Cover Oregon says the insurance exchange mailed her the personal information of other applicants. This is the 18th low-level security breach in six months, Cover Oregon officials said. They said the information inadvertently...
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Oregon health exchange enrolled senator into low-income Medicaid
The Oregonian | October 09, 2014
As a U.S. senator, Jeff Merkley (D-Ore.) makes $174,000 a year. So imagine his surprise a few months ago, when he learned the Cover Oregon health insurance exchange had enrolled him in the Oregon Health Plan, which covers only the poorest of the poor. Chalk up another embarrassing glitch for Cover...
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Reform Update: Narrow-network concerns spur legal, regulatory, political action
Paul Demko | September 26, 2014 | Basic Web Basic Web Subscription Details
The Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act has heightened concerns about narrow-network plans that have proved popular with consumers during the first year of insurance exchange operations under the federal healthcare law. Insurers and many healthcare economists argue that limiting consumer...
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Many new Medicaid enrollees in the dark about benefits, MACPAC hears
Virgil Dickson | September 19, 2014 | Basic Web Basic Web Subscription Details
Newly enrolled Medicaid beneficiaries are receiving little to no guidance from states or managed-care plans regarding the scope of services they're eligible to receive, according to focus group findings prepared for Medicaid and CHIP Payment and Access Commission.
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Cover Oregon makes no changes for now, will use HealthCare.gov again
John N. Frank | September 06, 2014 | Basic Web Basic Web Subscription Details
Cover Oregon, the quasi-governmental corporation set up by the state to oversee its insurance marketplace, isn't recommending any changes in its structure, for now.
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Reform Update: CMS won't limit flexibility of Oregon CCOs, state says
Virgil Dickson | August 26, 2014 | Basic Web Basic Web Subscription Details
The CMS and Oregon are stepping back from an apparent clash over how the state is paying the managed-care organizations serving Medicaid beneficiaries in its nationally watched Medicaid demonstration. State officials and leaders of Oregon's coordinated-care organizations had expressed strong...
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Medical marijuana laws tied to fewer drug overdose deaths
Steven Ross Johnson | August 25, 2014 | Basic Web Basic Web Subscription Details
States that have enacted laws allowing for the medicinal use of marijuana have lower annual rates of drug overdose death than do states without such laws, according to a study.
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Federal directive threatens Oregon Medicaid reform
Associated Press | August 23, 2014
Officials responsible for implementing ambitious changes to the Oregon HealthPlan are worried a new federal directive could undo the state's Medicaid reform.
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Oregon sues Oracle over failed healthcare website
Associated Press | August 22, 2014
The state of Oregon filed a lawsuit Friday against Oracle Corp. and several of its executives over the technology company's role in creating the troubled website for the state's online health insurance exchange.
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