The Lund Report

Public-owned hospitals such as Bay Area, Blue Mountain, Coquille Valley, Curry General, Harney District, Lake District, Lower Umpqua, Pioneer Memorial, Southern Coos and Wallowa Memorial struggle to remain independent.

This is from The Lund Report's 2014 look at hospitals. It has been re-printed as we revisit these hospitals in 2015.

Aug 26 2015
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The clout of CCOs can create challenges, opportunities officials find at Bay Area, Blue Mountain, Coquille Valley, Curry General, Harney District, Lake District, Lower Umpqua, Pioneer Memorial, Southern Coos and Wallowa Memorial

These are challenging times for public hospital districts, especially the tiny taxpayer funded districts that serve some of Oregon’s most remote communities.

Aug 26 2015
The Lund Report intends to remain vigilant even though our fearless reporting rankles the insider crowd.

Remember that article you first read in The Lund Report about negotiations underway between PacificSource Health Plan and Providence Health Plan to merge late last year?

Aug 26 2015

The tax, set up under the health law, takes effect in 2018, and employers will have to pay 40 percent of the cost of the plan that exceeds government thresholds.

Aug 26 2015
The U.S. House of Representatives Oversight and Government Reform Committee also requested information about Cover Oregon officials from Governor Kate Brown.

It’s unknown what prompted the U.S. House of Representatives Oversight and Government Reform Committee to back away from holding a hearing on Cover Oregon, the state’s defunct health insurance exchange.

Aug 26 2015
The latest job postings including offerings by Compassion & Choices, Care Partners, CareOregon, Greenfield Health, and The Confederated Tribes of Warm Springs.

The Lund Report is pleased to announce that jobs posted to our job board, Health Hires, are now being distributed to a national audience through the employment listing aggregator Jobs2Careers.com.

Aug 26 2015
The freshman Republican representative flirted with a run for the governor's office next year but he told supporters in an email Tuesday that he opted to run again for his current office instead. Recently, he shared concerns about the top health policy subjects on people’s minds, including the sale of Lane County CCO Trillium to Centene, and the struggle for the coordinated care organizations to improve mental health services.

Rep. Knute Buehler, a Republican representative from Bend, is fresh off his first year in the Oregon Legislature, but the orthopedic surgeon has already been weighing a challenge to Gov. Kate Brown in next year’s special gubernatorial election.

Aug 26 2015

Most Americans value the prescription products the drug industry produces, but they sure don’t like the prices and want the federal government to take action, according to a new survey.

Aug 21 2015

The agency responsible for overseeing dental education in the United States is moving forward with plans to establish a national accreditation process for dental therapist training programs.

Aug 19 2015

When drafting the Affordable Care Act in 2010, Congress wanted to foster competition among health insurers.

Aug 19 2015

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