CareOregon, the largest insurer of Medicaid patients in the state, is becoming part of the multistate, multi-billion-dollar Providence Health & Services system, under a proposal the two nonprofits announced Tuesday morning.
Aug 20 2019

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Oregon's largest commercial health insurers racked up solid profits through the first half of 2019, as they took advantage of a brief reprieve from an Affordable Care Act fee that has cost them millions of dollars in past years.
Aug 19 2019
Briefly: Salem Hospital At Near Capacity
Mar 28 2019
Health officials are battling a new outbreak of measles in the Portland area.
Aug 19 2019
Oregon is stepping away from a federal program that pays for millions of dollars worth of reproductive care for low-income women over a Trump administration rule that bars health care providers from referring women for abortions. 
Aug 19 2019

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A new poll indicates there is broad support in Oregon for universal health care, with many residents in favor of funding it with a tax.
Aug 17 2019

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A medical crisis hit the heart transplant program at Oregon Health & Science University the year before it collapsed. A rash of patients died, giving the program its worst outcomes in three decades. 
Aug 12 2019

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Months-long negotiations between Oregon Health & Science University and a union that represents nearly half of its workforce have ended with a tentative agreement.
Aug 14 2019

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About half of the employees at  McKenzie-Willamette Medical Center in Springfield have voted to strike.
Aug 13 2019
Clinical research funding continues to lag for the U.S. population of Asian Americans, Native Hawaiians and Pacific Islanders, even though the nation’s largest biomedical funding agency has pledged to prioritize research on diverse populations, a new study from Oregon State University shows.
Aug 15 2019

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The president of Oregon Health & Science University has issued a public apology and the head of human resources has stepped down amid a Twitter campaign against a local union that’s been bargaining for a new contract with the institution since February.
Aug 8 2019
The two organizations shut out of the awarding last month of Medicaid contracts accuse the state of unfairly rejecting their bids and potentially sowing turmoil in their communities' health care coor
Aug 8 2019
Preparing a child for school success and the start of kindergarten is one of the most important goals of early childhood care and education.
Aug 13 2019
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Using cash incentives, the state is nudging coordinated care organizations into doing a better job on key health measures such as getting sealants on children's teeth and reducing the use of hospital emergency rooms for mental health crises.
Aug 1 2019

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CANCUN, Mexico — Donna Ferguson awoke in the resort city of Cancun before sunrise on a sweltering Saturday in July. She wasn’t headed to the beach. Instead, she walked down a short hallway from her Sheraton hotel and into Galenia Hospital.
Aug 12 2019
Another patient has died at Portland’s only psychiatric hospital for patients in a mental health crisis.
Aug 1 2019
For decades, Big Pharma has raised drug prices with impunity. Here in Oregon, the average annual cost of prescription drug treatment increased by 57.8% between 2012 and 2017, while the annual income for Oregonians only increased by 14.8%.
Aug 2 2019
In his response Monday to mass shootings in El Paso, Texas, and Dayton, Ohio, President Donald Trump called for an expansion of state laws that temporarily prevent someone in crisis from buying or possessing a gun.
Aug 6 2019
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When state analysts evaluated Moda’s bid to continue as the Medicaid manager for most of rural Eastern Oregon, they weren’t thrilled by what they saw.
Jul 22 2019
Lynne Terry, editor of The Lund Report, was recently on OPB’s Think Out Loud to discuss a big problem in Oregon that's been hidden—meth use.
Jul 24 2019
Read the latest press releases from organizations around the state.
Press Release: Feds Award $2.4 Million To Oregon For Health Centers
Aug 20 2019