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.
June 2, 2009 -- The Obama administration and Senate Democrats are debating a health care reform outline that will insist upon a public option for insurance but leave open the possibility for it to be kicked in via triggers.
May 28, 2009 -- A comprehensive health reform package winding its way through Oregon’s Legislature promises to reduce costs while improving quality.
May 28, 2009 -- Uninsured Oregonians can rejoice. Legislative leaders reached agreement on a hospital and health insurance tax to cover 140,000 Oregonians. Together their dollars will result in $2 billion in federal matching funds over the next four years and create an estimated 3,600 new healthcare jobs.
May 28, 2009 -- House Bill 2009 includes important steps forward in some key areas of health care costs and quality. In other areas, the bill falls short of what’s needed to address the problem of rising health insurance and out-of-pocket costs facing families and businesses.