health care http://ijpr.org en Getting Insured Means Getting To The E.R. http://ijpr.org/post/getting-insured-means-getting-er <p></p><p>The name of a recent study make its point clear in its title: "Medicaid Increases Emergency Department Use."</p><p></p><p>The study is the latest in a series that tracks the effects of bringing previously uninsured people into Oregon's version of Medicaid, the Oregon Health Plan.&nbsp; Thu, 09 Jan 2014 18:27:00 +0000 Geoffrey Riley & Charlotte Duren 5885 at http://ijpr.org Getting Insured Means Getting To The E.R. Insurers Restrict Choice Of Doctors To Save Costs http://ijpr.org/post/insurers-restrict-choice-doctors-save-costs <p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">As people shop for new insurance under the federal health law, they’re faced with many choices for health plans at different prices. But the plans they choose also come with different combinations of doctors and hospitals. And </span><span style="line-height: 1.5;">some people are confused and frustrated by the new conditions.</span></p><p> Wed, 11 Dec 2013 01:59:43 +0000 Pauline Bartolone 4483 at http://ijpr.org Insurers Restrict Choice Of Doctors To Save Costs Children And Health Insurance: CA/OR Look Good http://ijpr.org/post/children-and-health-insurance-caor-look-good <p></p><p>Even before the Affordable Care Act fully takes effect, children in both of our states are getting more health insurance coverage.&nbsp;</p><p></p><p>A study from the <a href="http://ccf.georgetown.edu/" target="_blank"><strong>Health Policy Institute</strong></a> at Georgetown University shows growth in health insurance coverage for children in both Oregon and California.&nbsp;</p><p>We'll hear the reasons for the improvement... and what likely happens next.&nbsp;</p> Tue, 26 Nov 2013 19:56:00 +0000 Geoffrey Riley & Charlotte Duren 3686 at http://ijpr.org Children And Health Insurance: CA/OR Look Good Oregon Health Plan Members Make Fewer Emergency Visits http://ijpr.org/post/oregon-health-plan-members-make-fewer-emergency-visits <p>New state data show that Oregon Health Plan members are making fewer visits to the emergency room and more visits to primary care providers.</p><p></p><p>Per-person spending growth fell by 1 percentage point. Thu, 07 Nov 2013 15:22:35 +0000 Barbara Dellenback 2686 at http://ijpr.org Oregon Health Plan Members Make Fewer Emergency Visits VENTSday-Federal Shutdown + Health Exchanges Open http://ijpr.org/post/ventsday-federal-shutdown-health-exchanges-open <p>We do not schedule guests for Wednesday at 8:30, because that&#39;s the time for VENTSday, your chance to vent (politely, please) on a pair of topics in the news.&nbsp;</p><p>We bring the topics, you bring the opinions.&nbsp; It&#39;s VENTSday on The Jefferson Exchange. Tue, 01 Oct 2013 19:06:31 +0000 Geoffrey Riley & Charlotte Duren 771 at http://ijpr.org VENTSday-Federal Shutdown + Health Exchanges Open Enrollment Begins October 1st: Services For Women In Health Care Law http://ijpr.org/post/enrollment-begins-october-1st-services-women-health-care-law <p>Given the earlier fights, it was probably predictable that the days leading up to the activation of the federal <a href="https://www.healthcare.gov/" target="_blank"><strong>Affordable Care Act</strong></a>--&quot;Obamacare&quot;--would be filled with more fights over the law.</p><p>While the Congressional efforts to implement or de-fund the law continue, we bring in guests to talk about some of the specifics of the law and its effect on services just for women.&nbsp; Wed, 25 Sep 2013 18:45:47 +0000 Geoffrey Riley & Charlotte Duren 490 at http://ijpr.org Enrollment Begins October 1st: Services For Women In Health Care Law