OMIP Bound for Change

Oregon’s high-risk insurer to change

The race to restructure Oregon’s health care system has begun. The state’s high-risk insurance and the health partnership offices are the first agencies to move under the wing of the new Oregon Health Authority. The merge was announced in late August, along with the news that the leader of the agencies is leaving to take on a policy advisory role.

As the shake up of the bureaus commences, some are saying the Oregon Medical Insurance Pool’s (OMIP) role is bound to change, and at least one lawmaker has gone on the record saying he doesn’t think the pool will fiscally survive past 2011. (Oregon Health News, Sept. 2009)

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