Premium Content
The health insurance company’s political action committee has focused on five legislative districts, helping the Republicans retain seats in Hood River, Wilsonville and McMinnville while advancing on Democrats in Woodburn and the Medford-Ashland seat that was held by the late Sen. Alan Bates.

The political subsidiary of Regence BlueCross BlueShield has dropped $56,000 on Oregon political campaigns in the past month, once again using profits to tilt elections this cycle, primarily toward the Republican Party.

Oct 26 2016
Records provided to The Lund Report show that when doctors leave PeaceHealth St. Johns Medical Center, officials there are able to access prescription records for the physician’s new patients – even when those patients are not affiliated with the PeaceHealth system

At least one Pacific Northwest hospital is getting private medical details of patients who do not seek care there – without those patients’ permission – in what may be a violation of federal laws, according to documents obtained by The Lund Report.

Oct 14 2016
The Lower Drug Costs Through Competition Act would give the FDA six months to approve generic drugs, for which a brand name version of the active drug has already been authorized. The bill has bipartisan support, and he believes it could be passed as part of the year-end negotiations in President Obama’s lame-duck session.

U.S. Rep. Kurt Schrader has introduced legislation with bipartisan support that he believes will limit pharmaceutical profiteering and encourage manufacturers to produce generic versions of drugs for which there’s currently no competition.

Oregon Health Forum is bringing together a diverse panel to tackle this controversial topic.

The early-bird discount for our upcoming breakfast forum on pharmaceutical costs is coming to an end, and the seats are filling up quickly.

But some researchers argue impact overstated as drugs make up smaller portion of overall costs.

While prescription costs continue rising faster than other healthcare expenses, some in the research industry contend that since drugs comprise a smaller portion of the overall cost, their impact has been overstated.

Rep. Mitch Greenlick and Sen. Laurie Monnes Anderson clarified what they need to convince the Legislature to spend $100 million a year to modernize public health.

The Public Health Advisory Board (PHAB) got marching orders from two legislators eager for Oregon to ramp up its public health system. Oregon currently ranks near the bottom nationally in state funding for public health.

Measure 97 has shattered the state’s record for the most money contributed to a battle over a ballot measure.

The campaign to defeat the corporate sales tax measure has reached $22.5 million in contributions, more than double what proponents of the corporate sale tax have raised, according to campaign finance records. The Yes on 97 campaign has raised $10.9 million.

Check out all our new jobs from One Community Health, Cascadia Behavioral Healthcare, Children's Health Alliance, CareOregon Inc, Bridgeway Recovery Services, and The Oregon Law Center

The Oregon Latino Health Coalition ”is a Latino led, Latino accountable social justice organization whose mission is to eliminate the health disparities facing Latinos in Oregon through advocacy and education.” They are looking to hire an

A study of end-of-life medical directives shows nurse practitioners — rather than doctors — are helping people make plans for dying.

Physician Orders for Life Sustaining Treatment, or POLST forms, tell doctors what treatment a patient wants as they die.

It's early September, and Bud Pierce is touring a Clackamas County non-profit that helps down-on-their-luck veterans. It's a cause near and dear to Pierce's heart. He's a former Marine Reservist himself. But as campaign stops go, this one won over relatively few voters.

What does this mean for health systems that assume risk for the health of their populations?

In today’s America, people live in two distinctly different worlds. Dr. Garth Graham, President of the Aetna Foundation, points out that “life expectancy in New Orleans can vary as much as 25 years between neighborhoods just a few miles apart.”

Supporters of “death with dignity” have succeeded in legalizing medical aid-in-dying in five states by convincing voters, lawmakers and courts that terminally ill patients have the right to die without suffering intractable pain in their final days or weeks.

SACRAMENTO, Calif.— The “public option,” which stoked fierce debate in the run-up to the Affordable Care Act, is making a comeback — at least among Democratic politicians.

OLYMPIA, Wash. –Thirteen health insurers have been approved to sell 151 individual and family plans for 2017.