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The competitive scramble by health insurance companies for a bigger slice of Oregon’s five-year $5 billion Medicaid spending has turned ugly in a fight in Lane County.
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A day after hundreds of opponents of mandatory vaccinations rallied outside the Capitol, lawmakers advanced a bill that would eliminate non-medical vaccine exemptions for school-aged children.
Apr 24 2019
Briefly: Salem Hospital At Near Capacity
Mar 28 2019

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Several hundred opponents of a proposal to eliminate non-medical vaccine exemptions for school-aged children rallied outside the Capitol on Tuesday hoping to pressure lawmakers debating House Bill 3063.
Apr 23 2019

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As a big player in the Northwest’s health care industry, PeaceHealth is hamstrung by a curious liability: It has no commanding presence in the region’s two major and thriving markets in Portland and Seattle.
Apr 22 2019
Providence Health Assurance withdrew its application for Oregon’s $5 billion Medicaid contract, leaving 15 organizations vying for a piece of the state’s largest procurement in history, the Oregon Health Authority announced Tuesday.  
Apr 23 2019
A federal judge in Portland said Tuesday he would grant a preliminary injunction preventing new Trump administration rules that could’ve taken funding away from certain abortion providers from going into effect.
Apr 24 2019
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Four years ago, the PeaceHealth hospital system lavished praised on Alan Yordy, its longtime top executive, when he announced he would retire in June 2015.
Apr 22 2019

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Society expects health professionals, government officials and lawmakers to take action to reduce public health risks from communicable diseases. Safety regulations also aim to prevent vehicle deaths.
Apr 23 2019
A hearing has been set this week for the controversial bill eliminating non-medical vaccine exemptions for school-aged children.
Apr 22 2019
With Oregon’s individual health insurance exchange facing lower enrollment and higher premiums, a prominent consumer watchdog group is pushing for several policy changes to stabilize the individual market and rein in costs.
Apr 17 2019
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On a typical day, doctors rush through the emergency department toward sounding alarms, and ambulances whisk in people suffering heart attacks, strokes or severe pain. Medical technicians and nurses attend to patients as worried families hover close.
Apr 18 2019

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An Oregon State University scientist is part of a $10.7 million National Institutes of Health grant to develop a vaccine for gonorrhea.
Apr 17 2019

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Kathy Marambe spent 40 years helping people in a mental health crisis.
Apr 16 2019
Something amazing happened last week in Oregon: in coffee shops, at the gym, driving carpools, meeting friends -- just about everywhere people gather in Oregon, we have been talkin
Apr 15 2019

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In anticipation of a new anti-abortion tilt on the Supreme Court bench, some states are moving to further restrict the procedure during the first trimester of pregnancy or to outlaw abortion entirely if Roe v. Wade ever falls.
Apr 16 2019

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This week marked a dividing point in the Oregon Legislative session: Bills that did not make it through House and Senate committees died, bringing those left on the table into sharper focus.
Apr 10 2019
Oregon Health & Science University faces another discrimination lawsuit.
Apr 10 2019

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Sustainable growth and financial transparency are listed among the state’s priorities for coordinated care organizations vying for Oregon’s second round of Medicaid funding.
Apr 8 2019

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Anne Naito-Campbell felt appalled when a judge ruled that the man who allegedly sexually assaulted her daughter was not guilty. She had seen the bruises on her daughter. She had watched her struggle with post-traumatic stress disorder.
Apr 5 2019
Read the latest press releases from organizations around the state.
Press Release: Report: Millennials Increasingly Suffer From Depression, Other Health Issues
Apr 25 2019