In a behind-the-scenes test of wills, Trillium Community Health Plan has hammered resistant Portland-area hospitals to sign service contracts vital for the company’s expansion as a Medicaid insurer into the three-county market in 2020.
Sep 15 2019

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The Oregon Health Authority is launching a campaign to alert hundreds of thousands of low-income Oregonians that they will soon be able to choose between two insurance companies for their government-funded health coverage.
Sep 18 2019
The Drug Enforcement Agency searched a Kaiser Permanente pharmacy in North Portland on Tuesday as part of an investigation that originated out of the agency's office in Los Angeles, California.
Sep 17 2019

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Debate over how Oregon should run its $6 billion-a-year Medicaid system for intensified sharply this week, with controversy continuing to swirl around Trillium Community Health Plan, a for-profit subsidiary of the nation’s Medicaid heavyweight.
Sep 16 2019
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Dr. Wesley Boyd, an associate professor of psychiatry at Harvard, has spent years working with state programs that help doctors, nurses and other health care workers who have become addicted to opioids get back on their feet professionally.
Sep 19 2019
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It has been a banner decade for Kaiser Permanente. One of the country's largest vertically integrated health care systems, Kaiser has endured turbulent years for many health providers in the aftermath of the Affordable Care Act and more recent attempts to repeal the law.
Sep 15 2019

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A coalition of unions representing 80,000 workers at Kaiser Permanente in Oregon, five other states and Washington D.C., announced on Monday it will go on strike Oct. 14.
Sep 16 2019
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A Marion County nonprofit group, which the Oregon Health Authority rejected as a Medicaid insurer this summer, warns it may sue in court to overturn the state’s decision.
Sep 11 2019

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Oregon can brag about widespread health insurance coverage across the state, but when it comes to the health of the population, its outcomes are mediocre.
Sep 11 2019

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Sylvia Colt-Lacayo is 18, fresh-faced and hopeful, as she beams confidence from her power wheelchair. Her long dark hair is soft and carefully tended, and her wide brown eyes are bright.
Sep 17 2019

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Service workers at McKenzie-Willamette Medical Center in Springfield won some of their biggest pay raises in a decade in the latest labor contract negotiations, Service Employees International Union Local 49 said.
Sep 10 2019
Legal officials in Oregon and Washington said their states have not agreed to a reported $12 billion settlement reached Wednesday between some 2,000 local and state governments and Purdue Pharma, the maker of OxyContin.
Sep 12 2019

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Oregon and Washington lawmakers are calling out federal health agencies for inaction on vaping health problems.
Sep 11 2019

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Thousands of Oregonians who rely on federal assistance to help put food on the table are facing a possible benefit cut under a proposed rule change. 
Sep 10 2019

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The St. Charles Medical Center in Bend is the latest Oregon hospital to be caught by the labor unionization wave in the health care sector.
Sep 6 2019
A security breach may have exposed the personal information of up to 122,000 Providence Health Plan dental patients in Oregon, including their social security numbers and other sensitive data.
Sep 4 2019
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Medicaid insurers and their members in two of Oregon’s biggest markets – the Portland area and Lane County - are being dunked into a new world of competition and choice.
Sep 2 2019
A person in Oregon has died after vaping in what appears to be the second such death nationwide.
Sep 3 2019
Briefly: Salem Hospital At Near Capacity
Mar 28 2019
Read the latest press releases from organizations around the state.
Press Release: Oregon Medical Association, OHA Partner Against Type 2 Diabetes
Sep 17 2019