by Tim Nesbitt
"...Oregon is about to face the second and third challenges of Obamacare even before it has mastered the first. The first challenge was access to coverage. The second is access to care. The third and most important is improving the quality and controlling the cost of that care..."
"...there is no reason that private providers can't learn from the state's CCO model and enhance it with features like telemedicine and clinic schedules designed to compete with hospital ERs. ZoomCare is one example. It has quietly built a successful network of neighborhood clinics to meet the primary care needs of busy, working people. If private insurers don't learn from innovators like ZoomCare, they may as well sign up for single-payer health care."