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Each month more than 10,000 people share their opinion about physicians

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.

Aug 12 2009
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Experts disagree about whether it saves money or improves healthcare
August 11, 2009 -- Having worked inside healthcare for 30 years -- 20 years at Stanford and 10 years at Palo Alto Medical Foundation -- in positions that allow me to hear the internal dialogue of the provider organizations, I can assure you that any high level administrator or clinician knows that prevention (along with any sound practice of primary care) makes the overall care less expensive and better.
Aug 12 2009
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Opponents of healthcare reform backed by Rep. Wu outnumbered supporters in heated exchanges

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. 

Aug 11 2009
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If successful, voters would decide in 2010 whether to repeal a tax on insurance companies to subsidize low income adults and children

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.

Aug 7 2009
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A lawsuit against the state for stripping lucrative state employee contract will get its day in court

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.

Aug 7 2009
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Town hall meetings across the country, including those in Oregon, are beginning to heat up

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.

Aug 7 2009
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With proper funding, Indian Health Services could be model for reform

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?

Aug 7 2009
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The county health department wants youth groups to sell healthy snacks to combat the obesity epidemic

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.

Aug 7 2009
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After it sells part of its dental plan business to PacificSource Health Plan, Advantage Dental acquires a competitor
August 7, 2009 -- Advantage Dental has acquired the assets of Hayden Family Dentistry Group and many of its affiliated companies including West Coast Dental and Oregon Professional PC. 
Aug 7 2009
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In the runup to reform, here's a list of several questions Congress is forgetting

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:

Aug 7 2009

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