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Gov. Kate Brown's prevention strategy to prevent community spread has proven ineffective amid testing delays and some residents’ unwillingness to cooperate with investigators.
Aug 5 2020

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The for-profit Medicaid insurer has contracted with Oregon Health & Science University and Legacy for some services but failed to woo Providence Health & Services.
Aug 7 2020
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About 30 students entered a two-part nurse practitioner program last June, expecting the university to lock-in their tuition. Instead, OHSU is suspending its "tuition promise."  
Aug 6 2020
For a world crippled by the coronavirus, salvation hinges on a vaccine. But in the United States, where at least 4.6 million people have been infected and nearly 155,000 have died, the promise of that vaccine is hampered by a vexing epidemic that long preceded COVID-19: obesity.
Aug 7 2020
For the second straight year, Oregonians shopping for individual plans on the state’s health insurance marketplace will see rate increases below 2%.
Aug 5 2020
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Health care officials and providers say Oregon faces a "new normal" and must prepare for the worst as the pandemic continues. 
Aug 4 2020
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A nonprofit group estimates that 50,000 people in Oregon aged 19 through 64 lost their health insurance between February and May.
Aug 3 2020
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A Clackamas man is suing a national food company over a salmonella outbreak traced to red onions that has sickened more than 500 people in the United States and Canada.
Aug 4 2020
Gov. Kate Brown has promoted her deputy health policy advisor following the retirement of her top health policy official.
Aug 4 2020
Younger people increasingly are contributing to the spread of COVID-19 in the county, with testing delays hampering contact-tracing efforts.
Aug 3 2020
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The outbreak affecting more than 500 people was traced to red onions though other onions could be implicated.
Aug 3 2020
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Tina Edlund, who is currently on leave, will stay on part-time to deal with COVID-19 issues.
Aug 3 2020
It's unclear whether Virginia Mason Health System would have to abide by Catholic doctrine in merging with CHI Franciscan, a Roman Catholic health system. 
Aug 3 2020
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A proclamation obtained by The Lund Report says there is an "urgent need" to reblance the state budget and “ensure delivery of benefits and benefit programs to Oregonians.” 
Jul 31 2020
With millions of lives on the line, researchers have been working at an unprecedented pace to develop a COVID-19 vaccine.
Aug 3 2020
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The U.S. Supreme Court will decide on a case that could unravel the Affordable Care Act which led to an expansion of Medicaid, which now covers more than 1 million people in Oregon.  
Jul 27 2020
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Students blast the university over what they say was a lack of transparency related to a 7.5% tuition hike and a lifting of a freeze on tuition rises. 
Jul 29 2020
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Just one-quarter of Oregon’s nurse practitioner workforce is actually providing primary care services, according to an analysis by the Oregon Center for Nursing.
Jul 30 2020
The novel coronavirus continues to spread through Multnomah County at record rates, health officials said Monday, as officials struggle to track infections and people continue to gather in large crowds.
Jul 27 2020
About 50 people have been sickened in Oregon among more than 200 cases nationwide, according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.
Jul 27 2020
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Aug 5 2020