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Powerful players in the Portland area’s health care marketplace are trying to slam the door on Missouri-based Centene Corp., days after the Oregon Health Authority put out the welcome mat.
Jul 17 2019
Briefly: Salem Hospital At Near Capacity
Mar 28 2019

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Less than a month after registered nurses at the Unity Behavioral Health Center in Portland voted overwhelmingly to be represented by the Oregon Nurses Association labor union, the center’s administrators are trying to overturn the vote -- just as they said they would.
Jul 16 2019
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The Oregon Health Authority announced Tuesday that it plans to open up the $6 billion Medicaid market next year, giving hundreds of thousands of Oregonians covered by the Oregon Health Plan the potential to be covered by a new insurer next year.  
Jul 9 2019
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The millions of dollars and countless hours that Oregon health officials have devoted to fighting the opioid epidemic in recent years have had an effect: Overdose deaths from prescription painkillers have fallen to a 14-year low. 
Jul 5 2019

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Have you ever stepped up to the pharmacy cash register only to learn your new prescription will cost you hundreds of dollars — instead of your typical $25 copay — because your insurance doesn’t cover it?
Jul 15 2019

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The head of Oregon Health & Science University’s emergency department is leaving.
Jul 8 2019
The fate of the Affordable Care Act is again on the line Tuesday, as a federal appeals court in New Orleans takes up a case in which a lower court judge has already ruled the massive health law unconstitutional.
Jul 9 2019
Not far from the Anheuser-Busch brewery, Joshua Grigaitis fills a cooler with bottles and cans in one of the city’s oldest bars.
Jul 8 2019

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Last year was financially stellar for top executives at Oregon’s major health insurance providers. Most received major compensation increases from their bosses, mostly in the form of increased bonuses.
Jun 28 2019
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The Oregon Legislature ended its session on Sunday after a marathon weekend in which it passed several health care bills, including one that went down to the wire.
Jul 1 2019

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With less than two weeks before the state allocates Medicaid contracts for the next five-year round, Lane County’s coordinated care organization has forged a key tie -- one that was recently broken.
Jul 2 2019
The roughly 350,000 Oregonians who buy individual or small-employer health insurance plans face a range of premium increases in 2020 going as high as 8.9 percent for individuals and 13.1 percent for small groups, under preliminary rates the state issued Wednesday.
Jun 26 2019

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Let the good times keep rolling, say Oregon Health & Science University budget officials.
Jun 26 2019
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SALEM – This week, the Oregon House of Representatives overwhelmingly passed a bill to set up a statewide prescription drug take-back program.
Jun 26 2019
During Wednesday night’s Democratic presidential primary debate — the first in a two-night event viewed as the de facto launch of the primary season — health policies, ranging from “Medicare for All” to efforts to curb skyrocketing drug prices, were among the key issues the 10 hopeful candidates
Jun 27 2019

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The U.S. Supreme Court announced on Monday that it will hear cases by Moda and other insurers against the federal government over millions of dollars in payments it said it was due under the Affordable Care Act.
Jun 24 2019

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SALEM – Oregon's hospitals have long been required to provide free or discounted care for low-income patients under state and federal charity care laws.
Jun 20 2019
Read the latest press releases from organizations around the state.
Press Release: Wendy Watson Named Kaiser Permanente Northwest COO
Jul 8 2019