Cover Oregon Phasing Out

SALEM, Ore. — Cover Oregon is one step closer to becoming a thing of the past. A special committee of legislators are working to move the rest of the functions of the online marketplace to the federal exchange. Sources are reporting a Senate bill could move to the floor as soon as Monday. The movement … Continue reading »

Cover Oregon Appreciation Fair

MEDFORD, Ore. — Oregon’s healthcare exchange, Cover Oregon, is holding application fairs this month for those needing to buy a policy. People will be able to browse policy options at the fairs. They’ll also be able to have their questions answered in person, and get help through the entire application process. The next fair is … Continue reading »

Insurance Costs Rise Under ACA

GRANTS PASS, Ore. — People in Southern Oregon have begun receiving letters saying the cost of their insurance plans will go up because of the Affordable Care Act. In some cases the out of pocket cost is jumping hundreds of dollars per month. People NewsWatch12 spoke to on Wednesday said they were surprised to find … Continue reading »

Oregon Outpatient Healthcare Options

GRANTS PASS, Ore. — For people looking to have an outpatient procedure there are two options, a hospital or an Ambulatory Surgery Center. While there are benefits to both, Ambulatory Surgery Centers are playing more and more of a role in Oregon healthcare. The day has come for John Murphy to have his knee operated … Continue reading »

Walden Talks Healthcare Reform

MEDFORD, Ore. — Local medical professionals were able to meet with Congressman Greg Walden on Friday to talk about the future of health care. It is part of a 6-day tour through parts of Oregon, to meet with local leaders about various issues. This event was held at the providence medical in Medford on Friday. … Continue reading »

Oregon Health Plan Undergoes Changes

By Rob Scott MEDFORD, Ore. — Less than a month from now, thousands of people in Southern Oregon will be impacted by changes to Oregon’s Health Plan. Physical, mental and dental coverage will all now be under one umbrella of health coverage. Last week, eight coordinated care organizations, or CCO’s, were certified by the Oregon … Continue reading »