Changes in Consumer Cost-Sharing for Health Plans Sold in the ACA’s Insurance Marketplaces, 2015 to 2016

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This brief examines changes in consumer health plan cost-sharing—deductibles, copayments, coinsurance, and out-of-pocket limits—for coverage offered in the Affordable Care Act’s marketplaces between 2015 and 2016. Three of seven measures studied rose moderately in 2016, an increase attributable in part to a shift in the mix of plans offered in the marketplaces, from plans with higher actuarial value (platinum and …

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Forum Targets Portland’s Mental Health Crisis | The Lund Report

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Portland’s overcrowded emergency rooms have become a place of last resort for psychiatric patients. Psychiatric boarding, defined as psychiatric patients’ waiting in hallways or other emergency room areas for inpatient beds, is a serious problem nationwide. Boarding consumes precious emergency room resources and delays patients receiving treatment. It is often the result of an inability to gain timely access to …

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Free Movie Screening (Girl On The Edge) and Community Conversation about Teens

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Based on a true story, Girl on the Edge is a powerful drama from the co-writer of Blue Valentine and the Executive Producer and Co-Creator of A&E’s The Cleaner. It follows the journey of a young girl struggling with the aftermath of a horrific trauma, the toll that it takes on her family, and the last chance she has to …

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AARP Raise your voice: Community Conversations about Caregiver Respite

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AARP Oregon: Raise Your Voice Community Conversations about Caregiver Respite Help find ways to ensure family caregivers in Oregon get some breaks from caregiving responsibilities. You may also RSVP for any of these events by calling toll free 1-877-926-8300 Albany – June 7th https://aarp.cvent.com/RespiteAlbany060716 Roseburg – June 8th https://aarp.cvent.com/RespiteRoseburg060816 Lincoln City* – June 9th https://aarp.cvent.com/RespiteLincoln060916 Eugene – June 14th https://aarp.cvent.com/RespiteEugene061416 …

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Science on Tap Lecture Series: How to Keep Hope and Good Health as Climate Change Worsens

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It’s easy to get overwhelmed by the doom and gloom of climate science. Projections for Oregon show increasing risk of drought, wildfires, heat waves, storms, and floods, and predictions for worldwide consequences are even more scary. These impacts threaten our health and the systems that support us…but maybe there is a silver lining in this dark cloud looming? Climate change …

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