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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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After intense daily negotiations the Senate Finance Committee says it won't vote until after recess

Originally at Politico.com
July 30, 2009 -- After being “on the edge of a deal” earlier this week, the Senate Finance Committee has stalled in its health care negotiations, and Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid is no longer promising that the committee will finish its work before the August recess.

Jul 31 2009
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Blue Dog Democrats hold out for a weakened public option -- leadership acquieses

Originally at Politico.com
July 30, 2009 -- House Speaker Nancy Pelosi spent half of Wednesday finalizing a deal with the Blue Dogs — and the other half quelling a brewing rebellion among progressives who think conservatives have hijacked health care reform.

Jul 31 2009
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Regence refutes that Providence earns better marks

July 31, 2009 -- Regence BlueCross BlueShield of Oregon refuses to accept defeat. The insurance giant has filed a lawsuit against the state of Oregon after losing a multi-million dollar contract to its competitor, Providence Health Plans.

Jul 31 2009
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Fed up with Sen. Ron Wyden's equivocating on a public option, discontent grows at home
Originally at Politico.com
July 28, 2009 -- Ron Wyden (D-Ore.), in the past a darling of his state’s unions and liberal community, is facing a rising chorus of criticism from those very groups over what they see as his stubborn support for his own alternative health care reform proposal, which differs significantly from the one proposed by President Barack Obama.
Jul 30 2009
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Primary care docs rally for reform, send letters to Congress and team up with Brave New Films

July 30, 2009 – America’s front-line family doctors want you to know what they think about the current dysfunctional health care system and the benefits that could be realized from a system built on primary care.

Jul 30 2009
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Sedentary hours behind a desk contribute, but more research is needed to determine differences with others

July 30, 2009 -- The obesity epidemic has struck state employees whose waistlines are increasing more than most. Not only are they getting heavier, but state employees are more likely to have high blood pressure, diabetes or arthritis – excercise less – and smoke more than their university employee counterparts.

Jul 30 2009
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Europen and Asian leaders see an otherwise great country struggling to do what most of the developed world has already done – make basic healthcare a right

July 30, 2009 -- Why are we still not able to reform our healthcare system so all Americans have reasonable access to evidence-based prevention and public health measures and services that will actually improve our longevity, our health and our economy? 

Jul 30 2009
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Attorney files legal exception setting stage for battle in Court of Appeals

July 23, 2009 --  Advocates are just getting started on their year-long fight against state regulators who approved a 26 percent rate hike on individual policyholders of Regence BlueCross BlueShield last July. 

Jul 23 2009

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