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In 2013, more than 550,000 Oregonians lacked health insurance. By 2017, thanks to the federal Affordable Care Act, that number had fallen by more than...

May 21, 2019 Blog Post
Options for Oregon to Maintain Consumer Access to Affordable Health Insurance

The federal Affordable Care Act (ACA) included measures to create a stable insurance market where individual consumers could obtain affordable, comprehensive insurance. However, actions by...

Apr 17, 2019 Report

Health care in the U.S. is incredibly expensive, and becomes more so every year. Thus it isn’t surprising that health care – especially the high...

Nov 30, 2018 Blog Post

Here are two things you probably don’t know about colonoscopies. First, they’re one of the most commonly performed screening exams. Millions of us get colonoscopies...

Aug 6, 2018 Blog Post
Oregon Patients and Providers Need Better Information on the Cost of Health Care

Oregon consumers have a limited ability to learn the price of health care in advance of receiving treatment. When patients are asked to make decisions...

Mar 20, 2018 Report

The CEOs of CVS Health and Aetna have said that the companies' planned merger will reduce health care costs for consumers, perhaps through increased use...

Jan 11, 2018 Blog Post

Rising health care costs are a problem across the United States. States such as Maryland provide ideas that other states, and the federal government, can...

Nov 27, 2017 Blog Post

To encourage patients to purchase their name-brand drugs instead of generic versions, pharmaceutical companies sometimes offer coupons that reduce the patient’s copayment for the brand-name...

Oct 20, 2017 Blog Post
Consumer Complaints About Medical Debt Collectors, and How the CFPB Can Help

Medical debt collectors often employ aggressive tactics and attempt to collect debt from the wrong customers – putting consumers' credit records at risk. Medical debt...

Apr 11, 2017 Report

The tactics used by the debt collection are a growing source of consumer pain; they include incessant calling, threats of arrest, and damaged credit reports...

Apr 11, 2017 Blog Post

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