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Update on HB2342A On Sunday, I wrote to convey my concerns about HB2342A, a bill granting the Director of the Department of Consumer and Business Services (DCBS) – who oversees the Insurance Division – emergency powers to override any and … Continue reading
Contents: Stop HB2342A – Waives ALL Health Insurance Consumer Rights Update on our Legislation for 2017 Sample message in opposition to HB2342A ACTION: Stop HB2342A – Waives ALL Health Insurance Consumer Rights The Oregon legislature has just introduced a bill … Continue reading
Contents: AF v Providence Settlement victory Next Steps on HB2858 – Insurance Enforcement Process AF v Providence Settlement victory On Tuesday 3/14/2017, U.S. District Court approved a class action settlement in AF v Providence, in which Providence agreed that to … Continue reading
ACTION: ask the House Business and Labor Committee to support HB2858 On Wednesday 3/15/2017, the House Business and Labor Committee will hold a hearing on HB2858. As I wrote last week, HB2858 would establish a transparent and efficient process for … Continue reading
Contents: Insurance Commissioner announces enforcement against insurers for autism violations The critical need for ongoing enforcement Legislation for 2017 Next Steps Insurance Commissioner announces enforcement against insurers for autism violations On Thursday March 2nd, Oregon Insurance Commissioner Laura Cali Robison … Continue reading
Contents: Update on autism health insurance reform in Oregon Two great special education bills in Oregon’s legislature (HB2673 and HB2597) Other upcoming legislation ACTION: ask your legislators to support HB2673 and HB2597 Update on autism health insurance reform in Oregon … Continue reading
Contents: Update on SB365 – SB365 Unanimously approved by House, too! – On to the Governor! ACTION ALERT: ask Governor Kitzhaber to sign SB365 – and enforce our existing rights! Update on SB365 – SB365 Unanimously approved by House, too! … Continue reading
Contents: Update on SB365 – SB365 Unanimously approved by Senate – House to vote next week! Update on SB414 – Approved by House – on to the Governor! ACTION ALERT: if you haven’t had the chance yet, please ask your … Continue reading
Contents: Update on SB365 – Unanimously approved in Ways and Means – on to final House and Senate floor votes! Update on SB414 – Unanimously approved in House Rules – also on to a final House floor vote! ACTION ALERT: … Continue reading
URGENT ACTION: Ask Ways and Means to support SB365A NOW! SB365, the autism health insurance bill, passed the Senate Health Care Committee by unanimous vote. It’s now in the Joint Ways and Means SubCommittee On Human Services, to look at … Continue reading