Affordable Care Act http://klcc.org en Affordable Care Act Covers Foster Youth Until They Are 26 http://klcc.org/post/affordable-care-act-covers-foster-youth-until-they-are-26 <p>Young people can remain on their parent's health insurance programs until they are 26, and thanks to a provision in the Affordable Care Act, so can foster kids.</p><p>Oregon's program is called Former Foster Care Youth Medical Program, or F-CY. It's estimated more than 3,000 youth are eligible. Valerie Rucks is a Program Manager for Oregon's Department of Human Services. She says before the Affordable Care Act, it was more difficult for youth leaving foster care to obtain medical coverage.</p> Tue, 15 Jul 2014 13:00:00 +0000 Desmond O'Boyle 17394 at http://klcc.org Affordable Care Act Covers Foster Youth Until They Are 26 UMass Prof. In Oregon To Tout "Single Payer" Health Care http://klcc.org/post/umass-prof-oregon-tout-single-payer-health-care <p>Professor of Economics Gerald Friedman of the University of Massachusetts will be in seven Oregon cities this month, including Eugene, Portland, Corvallis and Bend (schedule below). He’ll be presenting on the merits of government financed universal -- “single payer” -- health care coverage. Professor Friedman is heard below in conversation with KLCC’s&nbsp; Claude Offenbacher.&nbsp;</p><p>{See<a href="http://phnp.org/prof-gerald-friedman"> pnhp.or/prof-gerald-friedman</a> and "Gerald Friedman" on You Tube.}</p><p>May 13&nbsp; LaGrande:&nbsp; BMCC at Noon</p> Fri, 09 May 2014 13:00:00 +0000 Claude Offenbacher 12235 at http://klcc.org UMass Prof. In Oregon To Tout "Single Payer" Health Care States Respond to Obamacare Fix http://klcc.org/post/states-respond-obamacare-fix <p>President Obama has tried to fix a problem with the Affordable Care Act that’s become a growing political headache for his administration. In the process, he threw a new variable into the already-confused health insurance market place. A look at how the dust is settling in Oregon and California.</p><p></p><p></p> Fri, 22 Nov 2013 15:34:45 +0000 Liam Moriarty 3517 at http://klcc.org States Respond to Obamacare Fix Tracking Health Care Exchange From Consumer To Call Center http://klcc.org/post/tracking-health-care-exchange-consumer-call-center <p>Washington’s health exchange has been up and running for a month now. It got off to a rocky start—from the temporary shut down on its first day to the recent errors in calculating tax credits. Even so, Washington’s technical problems pale in comparison to the federal website’s. We have two reports checking in on Washington’s health exchange. We’ll hear from a call center in Spokane. But first, we begin with KUOW’s Ruby de Luna in Seattle, who talked with some of the users of the website.</p><p></p><p></p> Thu, 14 Nov 2013 14:48:14 +0000 Jessica Robinson & Ruby de Luna 3040 at http://klcc.org Tracking Health Care Exchange From Consumer To Call Center Health Insurance Freakout- Time To Take A Deep Breath http://klcc.org/post/health-insurance-freakout-time-take-deep-breath <p>The end of the year is approaching, government health care websites are failing and people across Oregon are anxious about how the new health care reform law will affect them.&nbsp; Liam Moriarty reports there’s cause for concern, but there’s no need to panic.</p> Wed, 13 Nov 2013 16:26:30 +0000 Liam Moriarty 2980 at http://klcc.org Health Insurance Freakout- Time To Take A Deep Breath Community Partners Look Forward To Cover Oregon Website Fix http://klcc.org/post/community-partners-look-forward-cover-oregon-website-fix <p>The website problems persist for the state's health insurance marketplace, Cover Oregon.&nbsp; Individuals can compare insurance plans, but the site still can't determine if someone is eligible for financial help. &nbsp;<br /><br />This has been a source of frustration for potential customers - and for local organizations working on behalf of Cover Oregon to walk people through the process.<br /><br />These community partners are counting down the days until the website is fully functional.</p> Mon, 11 Nov 2013 23:06:36 +0000 Jes Burns 2876 at http://klcc.org Community Partners Look Forward To Cover Oregon Website Fix Umpqua Health Center Receives Affordable Care Act Grant http://klcc.org/post/umpqua-health-center-receives-affordable-care-act-grant <p>Four healthcare sites in Oregon were awarded grants from the affordable care act Thursday. The funds, totaling over $2.3 million, will be used to bring community-based care to those who need it most.</p> Fri, 08 Nov 2013 23:46:26 +0000 Karen Richards 2746 at http://klcc.org Umpqua Health Center Receives Affordable Care Act Grant Cover Oregon Website Still Isn't Fully Functional http://klcc.org/post/cover-oregon-website-still-isnt-fully-functional <p>Oregon's health insurance exchange did not meet its goal of allowing online enrollment by the end of October. Officials at <a href="http://www.coveroregon.com/">Cover Oregon </a>announced Thursday they'll begin processing applications by hand. They say they've received more than 7,000 applications so far.</p> Fri, 01 Nov 2013 16:17:18 +0000 Jes Burns 2278 at http://klcc.org Cover Oregon Website Still Isn't Fully Functional 5-Year-Study To Focus On Expansion Of Medicaid In Oregon http://klcc.org/post/5-year-study-focus-expansion-medicaid-oregon <p>The Centers for Disease Control wants to study the impact of expanding the Oregon Health Plan to more people.</p><p>Oregon State University and the Oregon Health Authority have received $1.25 million to study the impact of expanding Medicaid as part of the Affordable Care Act. Marie Harvey is the Associate Dean for Research and Graduate Programs at OSU. She says the main objective of the study is to link data together.</p> Mon, 28 Oct 2013 13:33:00 +0000 Desmond O'Boyle 1947 at http://klcc.org 5-Year-Study To Focus On Expansion Of Medicaid In Oregon Cover Oregon Website Not Yet Available For Health Insurance Enrollment http://klcc.org/post/cover-oregon-website-not-yet-available-health-insurance-enrollment <p>Oregon&#39;s <a href="http://www.coveroregon.com/">health insurance marketplace</a> is still not operating at full capacity.&nbsp; Technical glitches coinciding with Monday&#39;s web-launch mean Oregonians won&#39;t be able to enroll online for at least a couple weeks.</p><p>On Thursday afternoon, KLCC&#39;s Jes Burns spoke to Ariane Holm spokeswoman for <a href="http://www.coveroregon.com/">Cover Oregon</a>, about what consumers can expect.</p><p><br />&nbsp;</p><p></p> Fri, 04 Oct 2013 07:01:00 +0000 Jes Burns 739 at http://klcc.org Cover Oregon Website Not Yet Available For Health Insurance Enrollment