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Moving swiftly, a federal judge found that health insurers Trillium Community Health Plan and Health Net Health Plan had likely misled consumers about their Medicare Advantage plans for 2020 and ordered the two companies to post clarifying statements on their websites and send clarifying informat
Oct 21 2019

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Trillium Community Health Plan appears to be breaking down barriers in the Portland area.
Oct 17 2019

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Multnomah County health authorities say a person with measles entered Portland through the airport last weekend, potentially exposing people who were also at PDX at the time.
Oct 18 2019
The Oregon Health Authority has told one of the state’s largest care providers for low-income people to improve its transportation services.
Oct 18 2019
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PeaceHealth has filed suit against Trillium Community Health Plan and its affiliate, Health Net Health Plan of Oregon, alleging the two insurers engaged in false advertising by touting their Medicare Advantage plans for 2020 as including PeaceHealth as an in-network provider.
Oct 16 2019

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Prolonged exposure to blue light, such as that which emanates from your phone, computer and household fixtures, could be affecting your longevity, even if it’s not shining in your eyes.
Oct 21 2019
Less than a week after Oregon approved a six-month ban on flavored vaping products, the Oregon Court of Appeals has granted an immediate, temporary stay against the ban.
Oct 17 2019
Rising health care costs are a real concern, especially for senior citizens who live on fixed incomes and for patients with chronic diseases. Proposed policy prescriptions may help reduce those costs but only if taken as directed.
Oct 18 2019
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More homeless people than ever are dying in Multnomah County. 
Oct 16 2019

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Court had been in session for close to an hour before Ms. Nilsen’s turn came.
Oct 16 2019

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Oregon State University has been awarded $8.8 million to help lead a 3½-year effort to make the volumes of data arising from cancer research more accessible, organized and powerful.
Oct 16 2019
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One down, two to go. Insurer PacificSource Community Solutions says Salem Clinic, a large physician-owned practice based in Salem, has agreed to join PacificSource’s Medicaid provider network for the Marion and Polk county area beginning Jan. 1, 2020.
Oct 14 2019

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When Ashley Pintos went to the emergency room of St. Joseph Medical Center in Tacoma, Washington in 2016, with a sharp pain in her abdomen and no insurance, a representative demanded a $500 deposit before treating her.
Oct 14 2019
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Vancouver, Wash.-based PeaceHealth has laid off 50 people and created 15 new positions as it streamlines its “support services structure,” the non-profit hospital system said Thursday in response to questions from The Lund Report.
Oct 10 2019
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In Oregon's three biggest Medicaid markets, insurers and health care providers are having such a hard time coming to terms with each other following the state's recent shakeup of its Medicaid program, that the state has given insurers until Dec.1 to finalize contracts with providers such as docto
Oct 7 2019
Vowing to protect Medicare with “every ounce of strength,” President Donald Trump spoke this month to a cheering crowd in Florida.
Oct 12 2019
Vapers across the country are swarming Twitter, the White House comment line and
Oct 10 2019
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Responding to the rising alarm over vaping, Oregon Gov. Kate Brown on Friday issued a temporary ban on the sale of flavored vaping products and directed state agencies to identify and ban other vaping products that cause lung injury or death.
Oct 4 2019
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Oregon’s Medicaid program is helping to cut expensive unscheduled trips to the hospital by low-income, government-insured patients, an Oregon State University study
Oct 8 2019
Briefly: Salem Hospital At Near Capacity
Mar 28 2019
Read the latest press releases from organizations around the state.
Press Release: Multnomah County Awarded $1.2 Million To Reduce Opioid Misuse
Oct 21 2019