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Former medical director of Oregon’s largest insurer has a few choice words for the health insurance industry at large

August 18, 2009 -- I’ve been inside our health industry as the medical director for Oregon’s largest commercial insurer and have seen what happens when big money is involved, and public policy is crucial to future profits.

Aug 18 2009
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Here are some key resources to sort fact from fiction in the ongoing heated debate over healthcare reform

We've compiled the following useful links for your continued search of the truth in a sea of political spin.

Aug 18 2009
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Months after the White House announced a deal with pharmaceutical companies, an internal memo shows they gave away campaign promises
Originally at HuffingtonPost.com
August 13, 2009 -- A memo obtained by the Huffington Post confirms that the White House and the pharmaceutical lobby secretly agreed to precisely the sort of wide-ranging deal that both parties have been denying over the past week.
Aug 18 2009
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Group Health Cooperative in Seattle offers a model for what moderate Democrats in the Senate want to replace for a public option, but it's taken years to establish success

Originally at NYTimes.com
July 7, 2009 SEATTLE -- As Dr. Harry J. Shriver III examined 70-year-old Eleanor L. Riley one recent morning, he seemed in no hurry. He asked about her phlebitis and her gall bladder, and whether her gout was acting up. They discussed her blood pressure readings and whether she was getting any exercise.

Aug 18 2009
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Sen. Lindsey Graham reveals backroom deal making with Sen. Ron Wyden on the public option

August 13, 2009 -- While Sen. Ron Wyden has said he’s “open to a national public health plan option,” Sen. Lindsey Graham of South Carolina said Wyden told him and Sen. Robert Bennett of Utah early on that he was willing to “get off the public option” in order to earn their support.

Aug 13 2009
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Ever wondered what happened to Dr.  Eugene Ogrod who had a short career as executive director of the Oregon Medical Association after Bob Dernedde retired in 2003? He’s now the chief medical officer for Wyoming Medical Center, a position he called “very challenging and fun.” The 220-bed tertiary referral center in Casper is one of the only large hospitals in the state. After leaving the OMA, Ogrod was hired as chief medical officer by Providence’s Medford Health System.

Aug 12 2009
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But patients give hospitals very low scores on medication and discharge planning

August 12, 2009 – Billboards may soon shout out the names of three Oregon hospitals that received the highest scores from a patient satisfaction survey.

Aug 12 2009
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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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