• Exchanges: Oregon will run a state-based exchange.
  • Medicaid Expansion: Oregon supports Medicaid expansion and is moving forward with it at this time.
  • Medicare Advantage Enrollment: Oregon currently has 290,583 seniors and people with disabilities enrolled in Medicare Advantage, or about 43% of all Medicare beneficiaries.


» OPB – Oregon Medical Costs Will Go Up Under Federal Health Care Overhaul
» Associated Press – Health care reform cost study predicts some premiums rise
» Governor Kitzhaber statement on U.S. Supreme Court ACA decision (press release)
» NPR – Oregon’s Medicaid Experiment Represents a ‘Defining Moment’
» OPB – Oregon’s Idea for Fixing Medicaid Hits the National Stage
» The Oregonian – Gov. John Kitzhaber Announces $1.9 Billion Health Care Agreement with Federal Government
» Wall Street Journal – Oregon Gets Extra Funds to Test New Medicaid Method

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Chart of the Day: Subsidy Ceiling

Following on our post this morning on an article from the Wall Street Journal questioning whether young adults will purchase health care coverage, check out the following chart which offers a snapshot of the likely cost breakdown for a 26-year-old in Portland, Oregon, including the availability of premium subsidies. Continue reading

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