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Angela Lautner knew her thirst was unusual, even for someone directing airplanes, outside in the Memphis summer heat.

Dec 12 2018
Read the latest briefs on health issues, the industry, staffing, medicine and consumer concerns.
Dec 12 2018

We are pleased to welcome Michael Sorensen to the Health Care for All Oregon movement as interim executive director.

Dec 12 2018
Read the latest press releases from organizations around the state.
Dec 12 2018
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The group, which has been meeting since January, acknowledged that Oregon is not likely to adopt universal care anytime soon but it pointed towards that goal by offering initial steps.

Creating a “universal” state-run health care insurance system in Oregon is a monumental task and it’s unclear whether a majority of Oregonians even favor such a radical change, but a legislative work group this week offered some baby steps for the 2019 Legislature to consider.

Dec 12 2018
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Five Oregon lawmakers, Sen. Laurie Monnes Anderson and Reps. Mitch Greenlick, Cedric Hayden, Rob Nosse and Alissa Keny-Guyer, discussed bills addressing everything from mental health to drug costs to oral health education that they plan to submit in the session which starts in January.

A six-month legislative session kicks off in January, and policymakers plan to introduce robust health care legislation.

Dec 11 2018
An analysis by the Secretary of State’s Office found that a program that collects prescription information has loopholes that prevent it being used to stem the opioid epidemic.

The Oregon Health Authority adopted a prescription monitoring program in 2011 to help prevent the abuse of controlled substances like opioids and help ensure that prescription medicines are used safely. 

Dec 11 2018
Consumers who phone the federal call center to enroll in health insurance for 2019 may be asked to leave their contact information but they'll still be able to enroll after Friday's deadline.

As expected, the federal health insurance online marketplace is getting hit by a heavy volume of consumers trying to sign up for health insurance by Friday's deadline.

Dec 11 2018
Three months after the heart transplant unit imploded, four outside specialists are launching what's called a "peer review," a confidential process that will look at what when went wrong in the unit and the Knight Cardiovascular Institute and make recommendations on how to move forward.

When its heart transplant program imploded in August, Oregon Health & Science University promised a peer review to get to the root of the problems that led to the departure of its four heart failure cardiologists and the need to transfer hun

Dec 9 2018
Peter Barr-Gillespie will earn $500,000 in his new role overseeing research at Oregon Health & Science University and advising President Dr. Danny Jacobs.

Oregon Health & Science University’s new president has appointed one of the university’s top scientists his chief advisor on research strategy and a member of the executive team.

Dec 7 2018

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