Guest Opinions

PORTLAND, Ore. – Communication breakdowns between care facilities can pave the way for outbreaks of infection, according to research on the spread of an extensively drug-resistant bacterium.

Sep 20 2017

CORVALLIS, Ore. – Researchers at Oregon State University have identified a pair of proteins that show promise as the basis for a gonorrhea vaccine.

Sep 20 2017

CORVALLIS, Ore. – Scientists at Oregon State University have taken an important step toward gene therapy for deaf patients by developing a way to better study a large protein essential for hearing and finding a truncated version of it.

Sep 20 2017

Much of the "health care debate" is not really about health or even health care. Rather, it's about financing the purchase of insurance products. And, having health insurance doesn't mean you have access to the care you need.

Sep 13 2017
The author contends that Buehler continues to work against efforts that protect access to comprehensive healthcare coverage, including contraception.

OPINION -- In case you missed it, Oregon gubernatorial candidate Knute Buehler and I have been engaged in debate about his claim to be a “pro-choice” candidate.

Sep 1 2017

Close scrutiny of proposed health insurance rates for 2018, along with a new state program to contain rate hikes, has cut more than $100 million from premiums for Oregon consumers.

Aug 1 2017

For most people, July 10 is just another Summer day. But for millions of Americans living with chronic diseases, Chronic Disease Awareness Day symbolizes an opportunity to recognize the importance of disease awareness and support for those living with chronic conditions.

Jul 7 2017

Medicaid is the backbone of health coverage for more than one million Oregonians. One in four Oregonians qualify for Medicaid. The implementation for expansion under the Affordable Care Act, took Oregon from an uninsured rate of 17 percent to 5 percent.

Jun 28 2017
As Prepared for Delivery

I have some remarks pertaining to health care that I’ll get to in a moment. But first, I want to briefly address the events of this morning. The shooting that took place in Alexandria today was a despicable, horrifying act of violence.

Jun 16 2017

Disability Rights Oregon, along with eight other organizations in the state concerned about the interests and rights of people with disabilities, just sent the attached letter to Senators Wyden and Merkley. 

Jun 14 2017