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|Thursday, October 21, 2010|
Oregon’s health plan providers are facing new challenges as national health care reform rolls out. “As the pool increases with those who require a higher level of care, in the short run that translates to a higher cost,” says Providence Health Plans COO Michael White of the Affordable Health Care Act’s provision that forbids providers from denying insurance because of pre-existing conditions. “I am hopeful [the pool] will include healthy people, as well as those who need care.”
But he’s confident that the pressure to cut costs in the face of short-term losses is encouraging health plan providers to find ways to streamline operations and improve communication.
“I am enthused about the next 10 years,” he says. “It will be a time when we address the issues that have been ailing us as an industry and as a country.”
* Does not include PPO members
** Not a health plan but a provider network leased by health plans; membership includes members from other organizations on the list.
Thursday, November 20, 2014
BY JASON NORRIS | OB CONTRIBUTOR
Each month for Oregon Business, we assess factors that are shaping current capital market activity—and what they mean to investors. Here we take a look at two major developments regarding possible rollbacks of the Affordable Care Act (ACA).
Thursday, December 04, 2014
BY JACOB PALMER | OB DIGITAL NEWS EDITOR
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Friday, December 12, 2014
BY LINDA BAKER
Studying ground-running birds, a group that ranks among nature's speediest and most agile bipedal runners, to build a faster robot.
Friday, October 31, 2014
BY LINDA BAKER | OB EDITOR
Why are there so few transportation startups in Portland? The city’s leadership in bike, transit and pedestrian transportation has been well-documented. But that was then — when government and nonprofits paved the way for a new, less auto centric way of life.
Wednesday, November 26, 2014
BY NISHANT BHAJARIA | OP-ED CONTRIBUTOR
By now, anyone who knows about it has a position on President Obama’s executive order on immigration. The executive order is the outcome of failed attempts at getting a bill through the normal legislative process. Both Obama and his predecessor came close, but not close enough since the process broke down multiple times.
Saturday, December 13, 2014
A look-in on the life of Norris & Stevens' president.
Tuesday, December 02, 2014
BY LINDA BAKER
A conversation with attorney Erich Merrill about the latest way to raise money from large groups of people.
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