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The Oregon Nurses Association is supporting 11 new candidates for the Oregon House. Ten would be freshman Democrats if they win, while the eleventh, former Rep. Jim Thompson, is an old face who hopes to break the two-party lock on power as an Independent.

Despite being a relatively small state without any large media markets, Oregon legislative races were the fourth-costliest in the nation in 2014, behind just California, Texas and Illinois at $127,000 per member

Aug 23 2016
Geographic regions may be responsible for some of these variations, according to Chris Skagen, JD MELP, executive director of the Oregon Ambulatory Surgery Center Association.

The cost of common outpatient surgeries performed at ambulatory surgery centers in Oregon vary dramatically – in some cases a range of three to six times higher than the lowest cost for the procedure.

Aug 23 2016

People rely on us to provide great service and quality health care benefits – for nearly 100 years we’ve done just that for millions of Washingtonians.

OLYMPIA, Wash. – Washington state Insurance Commissioner Mike Kreidler has fined Regence BlueShield and Asuris Northwest Health $750,000 for violations of insurance regulations that created issues with consumers’ access to services between January 2010 and June 2011.

Since purchasing Trillium Community Health Plan, a coordinated care organization in Eugene, there’s been speculation Centene is trying to spread its wings throughout Oregon.

Ever since Centene Corp.

All told, 22 Oregon hospitals received payments, with Providence hospitals receiving the largest amount, $2 million.

Oregon hospitals benefitted from the recent announcement by the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services which paid out nearly $1.5 billion to more than a third of U.S. hospitals to resolve longstanding Medicare billing disputes.

This bond measure is projected to fund 1,300 affordable housing units.

OPINION -- Housing and health are so closely interconnected that we must often address them together to serve our members. 

Check out all our new jobs from Coos County, OHSU, FamilyCare Health, CareOregon, CODA Inc.,The Oregon Clinic, Options for Southern Oregon, ColumbiaCare Services, and Central City Concern.

The Oregon Latino Health Coalition is a statewide health advocacy organization whose mission is to ensure and develop public policy that reduces health disparities and builds leadership within Latino and immigrant communities across Oregon.

We’re bringing together a panel of experts who’ll debate the pros and cons of this controversial tax measure that could provide extra funding for healthcare, senior services and education.

How will the corporate tax measure facing voters in November impact healthcare, senior services and education?

Oregon lawmakers announced a new initiative Monday to make it easier to dispose of unused prescriptions.

Almost two people overdose on prescription pain medications every day in Oregon.  For the nation as a whole, it’s 76 people each day.

(SPRINGFIELD, Ore.) Aug. 23, 2016— PacificSource Health Plans was recently ranked No. 2 among large businesses on the Portland Business Journal’s annual list of Healthiest Employers of Oregon. (The survey qualified large businesses as those with 500-1,499 employees)

Portland, Ore. — August 23, 2016 — The governing boards of HealthInsight Management Corporation, HealthInsight Oregon and Oregon Health Care Quality Corporation (Q Corp) have reached a contractual agreement to move forward with the development of a strategic business partnership.

Proponents of the tax hike on corporate revenues cite the flurry of underfunded programs that could be greatly improved with $6 billion in increased tax revenues, while opponents cite the possibility of increased food prices and dampered employment as corporations shoulder the new burden.

It could bolster Oregon’s lagging schools; shore up the Oregon Health Plan and public health system; and ensure that all Oregon’s children get medical care, all by simply skimming from the top of soaring corporate profits.

In emails obtained by The Lund Report, the two leaders mention talking to their collective board membership, but spokespeople from OHSU and Moda insist nothing is imminent.

Could OHSU and Moda be moving toward an equity arrangement? In emails obtained by The Lund Report under the Freedom of Information Act, Dr. Joe Robertson, president of OHSU, and Robert Gootee, CEO of Moda Health, could be headed in that direction.