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AllCare, county reach pact

Jackson County and AllCare Health have reached an agreement for the county to keep providing mental health care to AllCare’s patients through June 30 — although the help could end earlier as the county continues to lose mental health employees. The county and AllCare, which serves Oregon Health Plan clients, were unable to agree on […]

GOP’s ‘no-health-care’ plan

For anyone who doesn’t understand the reasons why Congress still hasn’t kept its (and President Trump’s) promise to overturn the Obama Administration’s Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act of 2010, we have thousands of them right here on the South Coast. The replacement plan announced by Republican Congressional leaders this week is being vilified, even […]

GOP health bill worries rural Oregon

COOS COUNTY — Coos County Medicaid recipients and healthcare providers are reeling after the release of House Republicans’ American Health Care Act last week, which has been projected to leave millions of Americans uninsured. The loss in coverage — estimated to be around 14 million people by next year and as high as 24 million […]

Before AllCare switch over deadline, community reacts

MEDFORD, Ore. – AllCare is working vigorously to make their March 31st patient transition deadline work. However, they do have a grace period in place so their patients aren’t hung out to dry. There’s just a little over two weeks left for AllCare patients at Jackson County Health and Human Services to transition to Options. […]

Serenity Lane to begin accepting OHP for treatment services

ROSEBURG — Serenity Lane drug and alcohol providers announced this week a new contract with Douglas County CCO, Umpqua Health Alliance, to accept the Oregon Health Plan (OHP) for addiction treatment services including intensive outpatient, recovery support, mental health and DUII programs at their Roseburg clinic. Serenity Lane will also begin accepting OHP referrals from […]

‘Obamacare’ repeal worries Jackson County patients, providers

After Teal Kinamun fell down a flight of stairs while carrying a bookcase, she ended up in the emergency room with a broken back — and no health care insurance. “They said, ‘Let’s get you signed up for the Oregon Health Plan,’” she recalled. “It made all the difference in the world to have that.” […]