AMICUS COMMITTEE UPDATE

Oregon House Bill 2006 The Oregon Legislature is again seeking to limit recoveries by a Personal Injury Protection (PIP) carrier.  Oregon House Bill 2006 seeks to expand the Made Whole Doctrine in favor of the injured party.  Essentially, the expansion of the doctrine would render a P
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More states work to implement health care law

Illinois, Nevada, Oregon, South Dakota, Tennessee and Washington receive grants to establish Affordable Insurance Exchanges Health and Human Services (HHS) Secretary Kathleen Sebelius announced today that Illinois, Nevada, Oregon, South Dakota, Tennessee and Washington will receive mo
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Group backs human rights status for health care

Health Care for All-Oregon plans statewide campaign to put pressure on Legislature Taking a page from Vermont’s playbook, Oregon reform advocates plan to launch a major campaign to have health care declared a human right. “It means you get the care you need when you need it,” said Dr.
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State Insurance Exchange Implementation Faces Challenges

In some places, state-level progress in building the law’s insurance exchanges appears to be stalling because of political divisions. Read More..
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U.S. Finishes Rules for States Seeking to Opt Out of Obama’s Health Law

States such as Vermont will be able to use an escape clause in U.S. rules issued today to set up their own government-run medical systems and avoid federal mandates in the 2010 health-care law. Read More..
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Wellness Program Approved for Oregon State Employees

January 24, 2012 (PLANSPONSOR.com) – Oregon’s Public Employees’ Benefit Board (PEBB) voted to give $155,000 to the Oregon Public Health Division to help fund its Wellness@Work program. Read More..
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Regence BlueCross BlueShield Seeks 4.5% Rate Increase for Small Businesses

Small businesses in Oregon will find themselves paying more for health insurance if a 4.5% rate request by Regence BlueCross BlueShield is approved by the Oregon Insurance Division. A public hearing on this rate request, which would take effect in April 2012 and impact 47,806 members,
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Oregon Banks On Community Health Care

Long before the national health law was enacted last year, a handful of states started work on their own health care overhauls. Massachusetts became the first state to require health coverage for all; it was the model for President Obama’s Affordable Care Act. Vermont has enacted a un
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