OR-Exchange Bill Out of Senate Committee

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Oregon's Senate Committee passed its exchange enabling legislation, S.B. 99A, April 25, 2011. Unlike in Massachusetts and California, Oregon's Senate version does not enable the exchange to be an "active purchaser" or negotiate rates. S.B. 99A would create the Oregon Health Insurance Exchange Corporation, a public corporation overseen by the a nine-member board of directors appointed by the Governor and confirmed by the Senate, to create and manage a health insurance exchange for Oregon.

The bill is now being considered by the House Health Care Committee.