June 10, 2009 -- A shock wave hit the mental health community when lawmakers talked about changing the playing field. Since February 1, 1994, when the Oregon Health Plan rolled off the block, Oregon’s counties have sat at the control tower of mental health services.
June 10, 2009 -- Say your doctor suggests you need gall bladder surgery, and you want to know how much of the bill your health insurer will actually pay. Starting July 1, that information should be easy as making a toll-free phone call or clicking onto your insurer’s Web site.
June 10, 2009 -- Our current healthcare system is a mess for both those who carry health insurance and those without. Only a single payer national health insurance program that provides public financing for privately delivered healthcare services can clean up this mess and provide all Americans access to needed medical services regardless of ability to pay.
June 10, 2009 -- There is nothing like a corrupt philosophy to bring down a winning organization, such as the education of future physicians. Today many medical students discover the personal philosophy that inspired them to enter medical school is eroding, if not gone completely, following their exposure to medical education.
June 5, 2009 -- Oregon lawmakers face a crucial vote on Monday morning (June 8). That’s when the battle to reform Oregon’s healthcare system takes center stage.
June 5, 2009 --Healthcare access issues in rural Oregon facing military service members are close to crisis proportions, said Brigadier Gen. Mike Caldwell, deputy director of the Oregon Military Department.
June 5, 2009 -- At a time when more Oregonians try to find health insurance in the individual market, insurers stepped up the number of people they refused to cover.