Two sides of a proposed corporate sales tax on the November ballot are clashing over a fundamental tenet of the measure — how the revenue can be spent.
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Washington County commissioners, by a 3-2 vote, will formally oppose Measure 97.
The Nov. 8 ballot initiative would raise a projected $3 billion annually by raising the corporate minimum tax by 2.5 percent on a business’s Oregon sales of more than $25 million.
As prescription drug costs continue to rise, ensuring that consumers have access to the drugs they need is a growing concern. Insurers blame the drug companies for high prices while drug companies blame insurers for restrictive plans. Consumers are stuck in the middle picking up a higher tab.
The Obamacare Medicaid expansion has given access to healthcare to hundreds of thousands of Oregonians, and helped the healthcare industry make millions in new profits, while greatly expanding the number of people employed in the healthcare sector.
Addictions Recovery Center is a private, non-profit health agency providing care in Medford, Oregon for more than 40 years.
More Oregonians die of drug overdoses than in car crashes, even though the number of adults living with chronic pain has held steady for the past 20 years.
Dr. Lee Gross is worried. He has practiced family medicine in North Port, Florida, near Sarasota, for 14 years. But he and two partners are the last small, independent practice in the town of 62,000.
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
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.