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.
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.
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.
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.
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?
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.
July 23, 2009 --The perception of the public is often that the AMA represents the majority of physicians, or even that all doctors belong to the AMA. In this time of debate over healthcare reform, it’s important to be clear about where all parties stand. Does the AMA truly represent the views of the nation’s physicians? This has recently been called into doubt.
July 23, 2009 -- When Oregon regulators analyze insurance premiums next year, they’ll take a closer look at administrative costs than nearly any health insurance regulator in United States history.
July 23, 2009 -- Oregon's Legislature "avoided all of the hard questions" when it dealt with healthcare reform, according to Rep. Mitch Greenlick (D-Portland), who spoke to a group of health reform advocates earlier in the week.