The Lund Report

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.

Aug 30 2016

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.

Aug 30 2016

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.

Aug 26 2016
The Oregon Health Authority has so far dodged questions about how the state plans to cover its $328 million share of the Medicaid expansion, as the cost of providing healthcare for the poor comes due next year. The state agency promises a budget in September based on current revenues, while Democratic politicians pray for a big windfall come election day from Measure 97, the corporate tax initiative.

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.

Aug 26 2016
Check out all our new jobs from The Oregon Latino Health Coalition, Coos County, OHSU, FamilyCare Health, CareOregon, CODA Inc.,The Oregon Clinic, Options for Southern Oregon, ColumbiaCare Services, and Central City Concern.

Addictions Recovery Center is a private, non-profit health agency providing care in Medford, Oregon for more than 40 years.

Aug 26 2016
A panel discussion at the National University of Natural Medicine (NUNM) sponsored by Oregon Health Forum considered the cultural swings for treating pain in the past 20 years to the current opioid epidemic and the fear of prescribing opioids.

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.

Aug 25 2016

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.

Aug 25 2016
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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

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.

Aug 23 2016
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.

Aug 23 2016

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