Americans’ Experiences with Marketplace and Medicaid Coverage

The latest Commonwealth Fund Affordable Care Act Tracking Survey finds the share of uninsured working-age adults was 13 percent in March–May 2015, compared with 20 percent just before the major coverage expansions went into effect. More than half of adults who currently have coverage either through the Affordable Care Act’s (ACA’s) marketplace plans or Medicaid expansion were uninsured prior to …

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How the Affordable Care Act is Changing Medicare

In addition to expanding health insurance coverage, one of the Affordable Care Act’s goals is to improve Medicare’s benefits, care, and financial outlook. The second report in our Medicare at 50 Years series describes how the law is strengthening the program for current and future beneficiaries and outlines the major challenges that policymakers have yet to confront. Read more about …

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Agenda Finalized for CCO Oregon June 5th Conference on APMs & Policy

CCO Oregon is thrilled to release the final agenda for its Alternative Payment Model and Policy Conference taking place Friday, June 5th  at the Salem Convention Center in Salem. OHA Director Lynne Saxton, Governor Brown’s Health Policy Advisor Sean Kolmer, and Pam Curtis from the Center for Evidence-based Policy will be highlighting the conference. Six Breakout Sessions highlight work from …

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Oregon Takes Key Step for Affordable Health and Immigrant Inclusion

Basic Health Bill Heads to Governor Kate Brown Inclusion, Affordability and Innovation Coalition For Immediate Release May 26, 2015 Contact: Joseph Santos-Lyons joseph@apano.org 971-340-4861 John Mullin jmullin@oregonlawcenter.org   Salem, Ore. – Today the Oregon Senate passed HB 2934A with a bipartisan vote of 22-7 (1 excused).  This priority bill of the Oregon Health Equity Alliance now heads to Governor Kate …

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Underinsurance Remains Major Problem for Millions in U.S., Study Finds

Thirty-one million people in the United States were underinsured in 2014, according to a new Commonwealth Fund study. The proportion of Americans with health insurance all year but also high deductibles or out-of-pocket expenses relative to income was statistically unchanged since 2010, after nearly doubling between 2003 and 2010. Read more about it here. Share this, please:

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