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Together we can create a better healthcare system

November 12, 2009 -- I’m passionate about telling the truth about our healthcare system, and I’m not afraid of stepping on big toes. That’s why I created The Lund Report.

Nov 12 2009
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400 employees face layoffs by the state’s largest insurer

November 12, 2009 -- Regence BlueCross BlueShield officials are in a world of hurt these days. Not only will the state’s largest health insurer lose 103,000 members to Providence Health Plan in January, but the Oregon Insurance Division has fined the company $5,000 for failing to provide information in a timely manner.

Nov 12 2009
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Why a Democrat thinks its the wrong time for health reform

November 12, 2009 -- Although I voted for the Democratic ticket, here’s why I urged our Oregon Senators to oppose the health insurance reform bill passed by the D-controlled House:

Nov 12 2009
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The hospital’s home health agency might be closed or sold

November 12, 2009 -- When Norman Gruber, CEO of Salem Hospital, sent his staff a memo announcing cutbacks of $9 million next year, he might have unleashed a hailstorm.

Nov 12 2009
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Portland’s largest employer is “cautiously optimistic” after the sudden departure of CFO

November 12, 2009 -- Oregon Health & Sciences University’s board tried to walk a fine line between caution and optimism when they met on Nov. 10.

Nov 12 2009
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Dr. Neal Rendleman, the founder of Old Town Clinic in Portland, is now the interim medical director of Ashland Hospice and Palliative Care. He’s also on the staff of the Ashland Center of Internal Medicine, doing mostly geriatric care.

Nov 12 2009
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Oregon hospitals made more than $325 million in profit last year, down from 2007

November 4, 2009 -- With health reform dominating the headlines, everyone’s poised on keeping costs under control. Dr. Chuck Kilo, CEO of Greenfield Health, knows one of the major culprits -- non-profit hospitals in Oregon. They’re making significant amounts of money, and are extremely profitable.

Nov 4 2009
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How badly plans want new members can be glimpsed through the enrollment process

 

Nov 4 2009
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Oregon physicians identify no one easy solution

This is the first story in a five-part series on the shortage of primary care in Oregon. 
November 4, 2009 -- The dwindling shortage of primary care physicians threatens to haunt the Oregon Health Plan when 115,000 newcomers enter the fold early next year.

Nov 4 2009

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