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Dropping Medicare eligibility age to 60 from 65 would deprive hospitals of billions of dollars in revenue they now get from commercial insurance plans.

Nov 11 2020

Though the vaccine appears to offer a high level of protection, it's not clear how long immunity would last and whether the vaccine might cause any health problems. No serious side effects have been noted but it's early days yet.

Nov 11 2020

Only a handful of Oregon’s counties have met the metrics to allow in-person instruction since the Department of Education published its guidance on COVID-19 in mid-August.

Nov 11 2020

An oral drug that fits in a pocket and is stable, easy to use and affordable could treat acute respiratory distress syndrome associated with COVID-19.

Nov 10 2020

The Supreme Court on Tuesday will hear oral arguments in a case that, for the third time in eight years, could result in the justices striking down the Affordable Care Act.

Nov 10 2020
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Hospitals still have enough capacity to treat patients, but the rising number of cases prompt officials to carefully monitor the availability of beds.

Nov 9 2020

New Justice Amy Coney Barrett is wild card in deciding law's fate

Nov 9 2020

The agreement, which affects 36 Blue Cross Blue Shield companies, including four in the Northwest, is expected to increase competition among health insurers.

Nov 9 2020

The health center has offered more than 6,600 tests, with a positive rate of nearly 12%, more than double the state average. 

Nov 9 2020

Oregon set a new one-day record for coronavirus diagnoses Thursday with 805. Stay home if you can, governor says.

Stay home, avoid parties of any kind and remember you are most likely to get COVID-19 from your own friends and family.

Nov 6 2020

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