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Health insurance enrollment in Oregon has soared since the pandemic hit.

In April, enrollment jumped 44% on the Oregon Health Insurance Marketplace compared with the same month last year amid rising unemployment due to the coronavirus. 

May 27 2020

Providence St. Vincent Medical Center is poised to perform heart transplants the second week in July.

May 27 2020
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Oregon has learned some lessons from the pandemic but a full recovery will take years, according to public health officials and emergency planners testifying Wednesday..

 

May 27 2020
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Oregon’s behavioral health care system faces a widening crisis.

People need more help than ever after months of isolation. Providers grapple with low reimbursements. Looming state budget cuts threaten to limit services, with no relief in sight.

May 26 2020

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May 26 2020

After she landed in the hospital with a broken hip, Parkinson’s disease and the coronavirus, 84-year-old Dorothy “Poogie” Wyatt Shields made a request of her children: “Bring me home.”

May 26 2020
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Depending on the level of unemployment created by the virus-induced economic crisis, Oregon would need to spend between $75 million and $516 million in state money to cover the additional Medicaid enrollees for the period January 2020-December 2022, according to a new report.

May 25 2020

As a neuro-immunology specialist in Portland, I get a front row seat to witness the devastating effects on COVID-19 on my patients. And no, I don’t mean the effects of the virus on their neurological health.

May 22 2020

Hospitals claim they have enough personal protective equipment but health care workers disagree.

Citing unsafe conditions, health care workers in Oregon for weeks have been pushing for greater transparency around how much personal protective equipment hospitals have on hand.

May 22 2020

The suggestion the world will not go back to normal until we have a coronavirus vaccine and everyone has been vaccinated is not based in science. 

May 22 2020

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