The Oregon Insurance Division today posted health insurers’ rate requests for small employer and individual health plans that start Jan. 1, 2014. The plans reflect new benefits and new rules under the federal Affordable Care Act.
Health care is becoming an increasingly hot topic. This week we have health tests, a living-well expo and a chance to learn more about cancer. We also wrote a post earlier in the week about the new health care law and how it helps women prevent illness. Also read on if you’re interested in parenting, age-friendliness and cooking.
Recently, Jerralynn Ness, Executive Director of Community Action in Washington County,addressed an issue that is on the minds of health care experts everywhere: how to tackle the social determinants of health.
For the uninitiated, the idea behind social determinants of health is that things in our lives outside of clinical health care deeply affect how healthy we are.
I just started in my third week at 211info writing for our website. When I decided to see what I could find out about low or no-cost prescription drug programs to post on our blog, I thought it would be a no-brainer. That is, until I began researching the topic. Like many 211info clients I was besieged with options.
After a short break and a few deep breaths, I came back to my desk with a clear head and an epiphany: A lot of options translate into good news for the consumer. Here are my picks, I hope they offer some clarity: