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Internet community reflects growing discontent with AMA among doctors

July 23, 2009 --The perception of the public is often that the AMA represents the majority of physicians, or even that all doctors belong to the AMA. In this time of debate over healthcare reform, it’s important to be clear about where all parties stand. Does the AMA truly represent the views of the nation’s physicians? This has recently been called into doubt.

Jul 23 2009
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Health insurers will soon have to report every administrative cost from furniture to moving expenses

July 23, 2009 -- When Oregon regulators analyze insurance premiums next year, they’ll take a closer look at administrative costs than nearly any health insurance regulator in United States history.

Jul 23 2009
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Leading reformist gets praise yet disappointment for what legislature left out of critical reform

July 23, 2009 -- Oregon's Legislature "avoided all of the hard questions" when it dealt with healthcare reform, according to Rep. Mitch Greenlick (D-Portland), who spoke to a group of health reform advocates earlier in the week. 

Jul 23 2009
DHS Director Dr. Bruce Goldberg made the announcement in a mass email reprinted here

I am pleased to announce that Tina Edlund has joined the Oregon Health Authority as Deputy Director for Planning and Policy Implementation. Tina is well-known in Oregon for her health policy expertise, health services research and excellent administrative skills.

Jul 20 2009
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Sen. Ron Wyden joins conservative Democrats urging delay and bipartisanship
Originally at HuffingtonPost.com
July 17, 2009 -- A bipartisan group of centrist and conservative senators sent a letter to the Democratic and Republican leaders on Friday urging delay in consideration of health care reform.
Jul 20 2009
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Nominees for the new Oregon Health Authority and Oregon Health Policy Board must be received by August 7

On June 11, Oregon's Legislature passed historic health reform legislation in House Bill 2009. In particular, HB 2009 creates an Oregon Health Authority (OHA), which is responsible for streamlining and aligning state health purchasers and programs to maximize efficiency as well as organize state health policy and health services.

Jul 20 2009
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The region's largest group of doctors faces retention problems
Originally at BendBulletin.com
July 12, 2009 -- Once a model of stability, Bend Memorial Clinic, the region’s largest group of doctors, has become a veritable revolving door for physicians.
Jul 20 2009
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SEIU hospital workers didn't get everything they wanted, but feel good about agreement

UPDATE: July 23, 2009 -- Contract officially ratified.
July 17, 2009 -- Two weeks after negotiations stalled and SEIU staged an informational picket, Legacy Good Samaritan Hospital employees reached a tentative agreement Wednesday (July 15) on a new three-year contract.

Jul 17 2009
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As it attempts to balance controlling costs, will Congress take on self-referring doctors?
Originally at Miller-McCune.com
July 13, 2009 -- In attempting to reform the U.S. health care system, President Barack Obama and congressional leaders have repeatedly said that controlling costs is as important, if not more, than extending coverage to all Americans.
Jul 15 2009
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The relative number of complaints remained low, but state regulators took action in several cases

July 15, 2009 -- The number of complaints against health insurance companies remained flat in 2008 despite efforts by the Department of Consumer and Business Services to spread the word. Of the 30 companies based in Oregon, only 694 complaints were filed.

Jul 15 2009

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