August 11, 2009 -- At a time when a proliferation of online sites offer user reviews of just about any service around, the medical profession hasn’t escaped the trend.
August 11, 2009 -- Protesters outside the town hall meeting in McMinnville with Rep. David Wu on Monday were not as aggressive as those in St. Louis or other cities where town halls turned violent.
August 7, 2009 -- Two men from Grants Pass have started gathering signatures to refer the 1 percent health insurance tax to voters. They filed petitions with the Secretary of State’s office after Governor Kulongoski signed into law House Bill 2116 earlier this week.
August 7, 2009 -- Regence BlueCross BlueShield of Oregon will have its day in court on Sept. 3. That’s when Multnomah County Circuit Court Judge Alisha Fuchs will hear its case and also decide whether to move the venue to Marion County, which is being requested by the state. Originally, the court date had been set for Sept. 12.
August 7, 2009 -- In the first week of the August Congressional recess, right-wing conservative groups appear to have mobilized -- if not more people -- louder, more aggressive voices against healthcare reform than progressive groups in favor of a healthcare overhaul.
August 7, 2009 -- There seems to be political consensus that our healthcare system won’t end up like those in Canada or England. OK, but what about the American version that exists today of a single-payer, government-run healthcare agency?
August 7, 2009 -- In an effort to help change unhealthy eating habits among the student population, the Marion County Health Department is promoting alternatives to high-fat, high-sugar and high-calorie foods for school fund-raisers.
August 7, 2009 -- If we are to have a regulatory bend to our health policy and believe this is the road to controlling costs, then why are we not discussing the following: