Category Archive for: ‘Blog’

Fair Pricing Law Prompts Most California Hospitals To Adopt Policies To Protect Uninsured Patients From High Charges

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The Robert Wood Johnson Foundation reports on the effects of California’s Hospital Fair Pricing Act, as published by Health Affairs. This article summarizes California’s Hospital Fair Pricing Act, which was passed in 2006 with the intent of protecting low-income uninsured patients from having to pay hospitals’ full billed charges.

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NPR story on High Deductible Health Plans- on the rise

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NPR story on High Deductible Plans. What does it mean for you? Are you on a high deductible plan?

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September 10th Forum on OKCopay, with founder Toure McCluskey

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OkCopay is an innovative Seattle-based startup that provides communities of uninsured, underinsured, and those seeking non-covered services with tools to help them find affordable medical services. They are focused on lowering routine out-of-pocket costs for those with “gaps” in coverage. Imagine being able to see what something will cost before you head for your appointment. Beyond price, they also publish data on provider’s …

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Study on Portland Readiness for Health Insurance Exchange

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RWJF Reform Community Report on Portland, OR Readiness for Health Insurance Exchange  

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Stop the Churn: Preventing Gaps in Health Insurance Coverage

Commonwealth Fund new blog article on insurance churn. How will the Insurance Exchange impact the churn?    

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