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A daylong conference devoted to health care policy, coverage and care in Oregon this week ended with a discussion of the elephant in the room: the price of care.

The United States spends too much on health care, gets too little and throws billions away.

Nov 12 2019

House Democrats are poised to pass sweeping legislation to lower drug prices using strategies President Donald Trump has endorsed. A Trump aide urged the Republican-controlled Senate to vote on a different package curbing drug prices that was drafted by a senior Republican.

Nov 11 2019
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The Oregon Health Authority has abruptly halted the controversial drive by Trillium Community Health Plan into the Portland-area Medicaid market for 2020.

Nov 11 2019
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A labor movement that has swept through academic medical institutions across the country has finally arrived in Oregon.

Nov 10 2019

New Seasons Market is recalling fresh ground beef sold in three of its stores over an outbreak of E. coli.

Nov 10 2019
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For the second time in nearly three years, a noose was found on the Oregon Health & Science University campus.

Nov 8 2019

Before his double lung transplant, Tom Saputo thought he had anticipated every possible outcome.

But after the surgery, he wasn’t prepared for the price of the 27-mile air ambulance flight to UCLA Medical Center — which cost more than the lifesaving operation itself.

Nov 7 2019

Andrew Echeguren, 26, had his first psychotic episode when he was 15. He was working as an assistant coach at a summer soccer camp for kids when the lyrics coming out of his iPod suddenly morphed into racist and homophobic slurs, telling him to harm others — and himself.

Nov 6 2019

Western University of Health Sciences will welcome its first class of Doctor of Physical Therapy students to its WesternU Oregon campus in Lebanon, Oregon in 2022. 

Nov 6 2019

The family of a Vancouver woman is suing Providence Health & Services over her death in the basement of Providence Portland Medical Center.

Nov 5 2019

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