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OHSU acknowledges that it could do more to prioritize family and rural health

This is the second story in a Lund Report series on the shortage of primary care in Oregon. For Part 1 click here.

Nov 19 2009
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Sen. Ron Wyden makes a renewed pitch for a free choice amendment after it's still been shut out

Originally at HuffingtonPost.com
November 19, 2009 -- Polls show that Americans are really happy with the health insurance that they are getting from their employers; therefore health reform must protect these benefits by making it impossible for Americans to choose anything else.

I am mystified by this argument.

Nov 19 2009
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Instead of barring all health plans in the exchange from covering abortion, the Senate version requires at least one plan to cover the procedure

Originally at HuffingtonPost.com
November 19, 2009 -- The health care reform package unveiled by Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid (D-Nev.) Wednesday night bars the use of federal funds for abortion services, but does not go as far as the House bill -- which prevents women in many cases from buying insurance with their own money that covers abortion.

Nov 19 2009
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Together we can create a better healthcare system

November 12, 2009 -- I’m passionate about telling the truth about our healthcare system, and I’m not afraid of stepping on big toes. That’s why I created The Lund Report.

Nov 12 2009
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400 employees face layoffs by the state’s largest insurer

November 12, 2009 -- Regence BlueCross BlueShield officials are in a world of hurt these days. Not only will the state’s largest health insurer lose 103,000 members to Providence Health Plan in January, but the Oregon Insurance Division has fined the company $5,000 for failing to provide information in a timely manner.

Nov 12 2009
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Why a Democrat thinks its the wrong time for health reform

November 12, 2009 -- Although I voted for the Democratic ticket, here’s why I urged our Oregon Senators to oppose the health insurance reform bill passed by the D-controlled House:

Nov 12 2009
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The hospital’s home health agency might be closed or sold

November 12, 2009 -- When Norman Gruber, CEO of Salem Hospital, sent his staff a memo announcing cutbacks of $9 million next year, he might have unleashed a hailstorm.

Nov 12 2009
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Portland’s largest employer is “cautiously optimistic” after the sudden departure of CFO

November 12, 2009 -- Oregon Health & Sciences University’s board tried to walk a fine line between caution and optimism when they met on Nov. 10.

Nov 12 2009
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Dr. Neal Rendleman, the founder of Old Town Clinic in Portland, is now the interim medical director of Ashland Hospice and Palliative Care. He’s also on the staff of the Ashland Center of Internal Medicine, doing mostly geriatric care.

Nov 12 2009

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