August 7, 2009 -- Regence BlueCross BlueShield of Oregon will have its day in court on Sept. 3. That’s when Multnomah County Circuit Court Judge Alisha Fuchs will hear its case and also decide whether to move the venue to Marion County, which is being requested by the state. Originally, the court date had been set for Sept. 12.
August 7, 2009 -- In the first week of the August Congressional recess, right-wing conservative groups appear to have mobilized -- if not more people -- louder, more aggressive voices against healthcare reform than progressive groups in favor of a healthcare overhaul.
August 7, 2009 -- There seems to be political consensus that our healthcare system won’t end up like those in Canada or England. OK, but what about the American version that exists today of a single-payer, government-run healthcare agency?
August 7, 2009 -- In an effort to help change unhealthy eating habits among the student population, the Marion County Health Department is promoting alternatives to high-fat, high-sugar and high-calorie foods for school fund-raisers.
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:
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.
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.