Health Insurance en Closing Ranks On Colonoscopies <p></p><p>The Oregon Legislature recently took a stand on colonoscopies.&nbsp;</p><p></p><p>Not pro or con, mind you--medicine is quite convinced of the value of a picture of the large intestine.&nbsp; What the legislature did is make sure that insurance companies will cover the cost of removing polyps discovered during the procedure.&nbsp; Tue, 11 Mar 2014 17:10:30 +0000 Geoffrey Riley & Charlotte Duren 8868 at Closing Ranks On Colonoscopies Getting Insured Means Getting To The E.R. <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 Getting Insured Means Getting To The E.R. Insurers Restrict Choice Of Doctors To 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 Insurers Restrict Choice Of Doctors To Save Costs Children And Health Insurance: CA/OR 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="" 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 Children And Health Insurance: CA/OR Look Good States Respond To Obamacare Fix <p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">President Obama has tried to fix a problem with the Affordable Care Act that’s become a growing political headache for his administration.&nbsp;</span><span style="line-height: 1.5;">&nbsp;In the process, he threw a new variable into the already-confused health insurance marketplace. </span>JPR’s<span style="line-height: 1.5;"> Liam </span>Moriarty<span style="line-height: 1.5;"> takes a look at how the dust is settling in Oregon and California.&nbsp;</span></p><p> Wed, 20 Nov 2013 02:28:01 +0000 Liam Moriarty 3383 at States Respond To Obamacare Fix