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The Biden administration’s much-needed national strategy to end the covid-19 pandemic includes plans to remedy the chaotic vaccination effort with “more people, more places, more supply.”

Feb 3 2021

A Salem Reporter investigation finds that Oregon is poised to spend millions more on top of the $200 million already spent on addiction treatment even though officials aren't sure what becomes of people once they leave treatment or whether the treatment works.

Feb 3 2021

The pharmacies can start vaccinating Feb. 11 for those who qualify -- which will include people 80 and over but don't expect any one place to have a big stock.  

Feb 3 2021
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Lawmakers want to let immigrants apply for financial help from a hospital rather than have to apply for the Oregon Health Plan, the state’s Medicaid program.

Feb 2 2021

Patients are not charged for the vaccine or the provider’s cost of administering it whether they have commercial insurance, Medicare, Medicaid or no insurance at all.

Feb 2 2021

Conditions in the jail make it very challenging to stop the virus. Inmates have been given basic cloth masks to wear, and haven’t been vaccinated yet.

Feb 2 2021

President Joe Biden created the special enrollment period between Feb. 15 through May 15 to help those who've lost their insurance as a result of the COVID-19 pandemic and its economic fallout. 

Feb 2 2021
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A meeting was disrupted by someone who played a video of a stabbing while yelling racist epithets and then joined a subsequent meeting and swore at the union while playing a racist song.

Feb 1 2021

The measure requires the Oregon Health Authority to establish a 24/7 telephone addiction recovery center and an Oversight and Accountability Council to deal with all the people expected to take a health screening rather than paying civil fines for drug possession.

Feb 1 2021

The group recommended that adults 65 and under with underlying health conditions, frontline essential workers, people 16 years and older in custody and those living in low income and senior housing.  

Jan 31 2021

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