Measure 101 worries healthcare industry

COOS COUNTY — Come January, Oregon voters will have to decide if they want to overturn a health care tax plan approved by the legislature this summer to address a funding gap in the state’s Medicaid program.

The taxes were an effort to keep hundreds of thousands of low-income Oregonians on the Oregon Health Plan by addressing budget shortfalls through a 1.5 percent assessment on health insurance and .7 percent assessment on hospitals and coordinated care organizations.

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FamilyCare Health named Top Workplace for sixth year

FamilyCare Health has been named a Top Workplace by The Oregonian for the sixth consecutive year.
Each year, companies in Oregon and Southwest Washington are awarded this honor based on anonymous employee surveys. FamilyCare is one of only five mid-size organizations to receive this award for six straight years.

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Trillium pursues health care vision’s promise

Five years ago, Oregon began implementing its bold vision for health care transformation — from a costly, fragmented system to a more unified, affordable model of community-based care for Oregonians served through the Oregon Health Plan (OHP).

In Lane County, Trillium Community Health Plan was already serving OHP members when we became a Coordinated Care Organization, one of 16 regional CCOs in Oregon.

Read more at The Register-Guard.