The leading health insurer has not directed money from its own PAC much yet this campaign season, instead working in tandem with our big businesses to support centrist Democrats and the Republican Party.
Regence BlueCross BlueShield has teamed up with a collection of business interests, including Koch Industries, to support conservative political action c
Jun 15 2018

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Marty Wilde, the executive director of the Lane County Medical Society, hopes to bring his experience in the healthcare field to the Capitol. He is favored to replace Rep. Phil Barnhart, the longest-serving Democrat in the Oregon House.
Fresh off his close victory in a Eugene state representative primary, Marty Wilde abounds with energy and enthusiasm.
Jun 11 2018
California legalized marijuana in 2016, and this past New Year’s Eve eager customers lined up in the darkness outside medical marijuana dispensaries across the state, ready to start shopping at the stroke of midnight.
Jun 8 2018
Landmark Childhood Cancer Prevention Legislation Signed into Law
The most comprehensive childhood cancer prevention legislation Congress has ever passed was signed into law last week.
Jun 13 2018
The number of overdose deaths have declined in Oregon, bucking the national trend. Prescription opioid use is down a quarter since 2013, and the number of queries to the Prescription Drug Monitoring Program have increased.
Jun 4 2018
Veteran staffer Ali Hassoun took over June 1 as interim administrator of the Oregon Educators Benefit Board and the Public Employee Benefit Board.
Jun 6 2018


Medicare’s financial condition has taken a turn for the worse because of predicted higher hospital spending and lower tax revenues that fund the program, the federal government reported Tuesday.
Jun 6 2018


Nichole June Maher will leave this summer, after six years leading the Northwest Health Foundation.
Jun 6 2018
The motto for my administration is taken from the Latin phrase Pro Tanto Quid Retribuamus, which translated means: “What shall we give in return for receiving so much?”
Jun 6 2018

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The Lund Report is offering a limited number of free tickets to the upcoming June 21 look into the future of coordinated care organizations.
If you’re not already a premium subscriber to The Lund Report or have let your subscription lapse, this is the time to act
Jun 1 2018

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A new federal law requires Medicaid service providers to clock in and out to track time and location when they serve clients. The policy is intended to prevent fraud but it’s causing privacy concerns in other states.
May 31 2018
Poor people with unsteady incomes are held to a different standard than those who make a consistent amount each month. The net result is that some low-wage seasonal employees are shut out of the Oregon Health Plan, the state’s Medicaid program for the poor.
May 25 2018


Trump administration officials have promoted substandard temporary health plans that discriminate against people with pre-existing conditions, but state law restricts these plans to 90 days.
Oregon Insurance Commissioner Andrew Stolfi told a pair of legislative panels this week that the state’s consumers will be protected against the Trump administration’s attempts to sabotage the Affordable Care Act with the promotion of substandard, short-term health insurance plans.
May 23 2018
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May 18 2018
By any measure, American healthcare is flawed. Exposing those flaws for examination and remediation is a legitimate way of dealing with them, or so I thought when writing my book Waking Up Dying: Caregiving When There Is No Tomorrow.
May 31 2018


Universal care is an achievable goal, but it requires an understanding of the political landscape, panelists said Wednesday at the Oregon Health Forum.
The United States has a lot to learn from how other industrialized nations provide healthcare to their citizens – but it will take incremental change and a willingness to act before this country can achieve widespread coverage, two experts in health policy aid Wednesday morning at the Oregon Heal
May 23 2018
CORVALLIS, Ore. – Web page articles and other written materials designed to encourage physical activity are often too difficult to be easily read and understood by most U.S. adults, limiting their effectiveness, new research from Oregon State University shows.
Jun 13 2018
This is the first of three articles about a Marion County, Ore., group’s approach to improving community health. They see it as a complex problem that requires a network of service providers working together to improve individuals’ lives, strengthen communities and reduce the cost of care. And that’s just what they’re doing – with some success.
Jun 20 2018
Purdue Pharma left almost nothing to chance in its whirlwind marketing of its new painkiller OxyContin.
Jun 20 2018
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Jun 20 2018