Bill would allow Oregon to bargain for better health insurance rates

| Print |  Email
Must Reads
Monday, March 25, 2013

House Bill 2118 would let Oregon negotiate with health insurance plans before letting them sell insurance on a state website.

Oregon's health insurance exchange is being set up in response to federal health reforms. Called Cover Oregon, it will allow consumers and small businesses to shop between plans and qualify for tax credits. Currently, to sell on the exchange, insurers must submit plans to the Oregon Insurance Division to be reviewed for compliance with state and federal law.

As introduced, the bill would grant the state broader powers to review insurers’ offerings, including the quality of plans and their cost. The committee will also consider an amended version of the bill allowing Cover Oregon to negotiate for better rates and terms.

Read more at OregonLive.com.

{biztweet}health insurance oregon{/biztweet}

 

More Articles

Storyteller in Chief: Natural Prophets

July/August 2015
Monday, July 13, 2015
BY SAM BLACKMAN

Storyteller-in-chief with the CEO and co-founder of Elemental Technologies.


Read more...

Farm in a Box

July/August 2015
Friday, July 10, 2015
BY JACOB PALMER

Most of the food Americans consume is trucked in from hundreds of miles away. Eric Wilson, co-founder and CEO of Gro-volution, wants to change that. So this past spring, the Air Force veteran and former greenhouse manager started work on an alternative farming system he claims is more efficient than conventional agriculture, and also shortens the distance between the consumer and the farm.


Read more...

Stemming the tide of money in politics

Linda Baker
Wednesday, June 10, 2015
 jeff-lang-2012-thumbBY LINDA BAKER

Jeff Lang and his wife Rae used to dole out campaign checks like candy.  “We were like alcoholics,” Lang says. ”We couldn’t just give a little.”


Read more...

Preserving the Legacy

July/August 2015
Monday, July 13, 2015
BY KIM MOORE | PHOTOS BY JASON E. KAPLAN

A New York floral and gift business takes on the iconic Harry & David brand.


Read more...

Department of Self-Promotion

Linda Baker
Wednesday, June 17, 2015

061715-awards1Oregon Business wins journalism awards.


Read more...

Urban renewer

Linda Baker
Wednesday, June 24, 2015
UnknownBY LINDA BAKER   

One year after he was appointed chair of the Portland Development Commission, Tom Kelly talks about PDC's longevity, Neil Kelly's comeback and his new role as Portlandia's landlord.


Read more...

Flattery with Numbers

July/August 2015
Friday, July 10, 2015
BY JOE CORTRIGHT

The false promise of economic impact statements.


Read more...
Oregon Business magazinetitle-sponsored-links-02
SPONSORED LINKS