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“Do you want numbing gel?” the dental technician asked me as she prepared to plunge into my mouth.

Sep 3 2019
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Medicaid insurers and their members in two of Oregon’s biggest markets – the Portland area and Lane County - are being dunked into a new world of competition and choice.

Sep 2 2019

Although few states have finalized their 2020 health insurance rates yet, preliminary reports suggest that increases in premiums for plans sold on the Affordable Care Act’s marketplaces wil

Sep 2 2019
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Labor contract negotiations between Springfield’s McKenzie-Willamette Medical Center and workers represented by the Service Employees International Union Local 49 have turned ugly, with workers calling a three-day strike to run Sept. 10-12.

Aug 30 2019

A Portland hospice that opened nearly three decades ago for terminally ill people is closing its doors.

Aug 28 2019

Oregon has pulled out of the federal Title X program that funds reproductive care, slamming the Trump administration for imposing new rules against abortions that “play politics” with the health of low-income women.

Aug 27 2019
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After announcing earlier this month that it wants to become part of giant Providence Health & Services, Portland-based nonprofit health insurer CareOregon now must persuade regulatory authorities to approve the deal.

Aug 27 2019

In the heat of the most ferocious battle over drug prices in years, pharmaceutical companies are showering U.S. senators with campaign cash as sweeping legislation heads toward the floor.

Aug 27 2019
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For a few years, the Affordable Care Act was a financial windfall for Oregon hospitals.

Aug 26 2019

A majority of 4,500 employees at Kaiser Permanente hospitals and clinics in Oregon and Southwest Washington have voted to go on strike. 

Aug 26 2019

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