Cover Oregon becoming an example for health insurance cost reduction in the US

Oregon Health Insurance exchange

Oregon health insurance exchange becoming a favorite for the federal government Oregon may be home to one of the country’s most favorable health insurance exchanges, from a federal perspective. The state is one among several others that has chosen to build and operate its own health insurance exchange system, called Cover Oregon. Initially, this exchange received conditional approval from the Department of Health and Human Services, which oversees the enactment of the Affordable Care Act. Cover Oregon has since become one of the most favored health insurance exchange systems of…

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Oregon’s low cost health insurer takes a rate hike

Last week, Oregon-based Regence Blue Cross Blue shield was called upon to answer concerns from regulators regarding proposed rate increase of 22%. The state’s Insurance Division hosted the public meeting, the first of its kind in more than two decades. 200 Oregon residents attended the meeting to hear firsthand the rationalization behind the rate change proposal. They were also given the opportunity to make comment and question company officials regarding the issue. Regence provides insurance customers to 12% of the state’s population. The insurer often provides affordable coverage for those…

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