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.
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.
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:
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.