The action could drive up premiums for people who purchase insurance in the Affordable Care Act marketplace.

Insurers will again be able to sell short-term health insurance good for up to 12 months under final rules released Wednesday by the Trump administration.

Aug 1 2018
Jim Rudnick will oversee Cascadia’s Information Technology and Administrative Support departments.

Cascadia Behavioral Healthcare has hired Jim Rudnick as its new chief information officer.

Jul 31 2018
A federal report calls the regulators to ramp up oversight of the industry, citing patients in pain or distress and a lack of care.

Elderly patients spent over two weeks in uncontrolled pain or respiratory distress. Acute care was rare on weekends. And recruiters went door to door pitching fraudulent schemes, luring healthy patients to sign up for hospice in exchange for free housecleaning and medicine.

Jul 31 2018
Medicare lowered the ratings of one in 11 of the nation's nursing homes, about 1,400 facilities, because they didn't have enough registered nurses or failed to provide payroll data.

Medicare has lowered its star ratings for staffing levels in 1 in 11 of the nation’s nursing homes — almost 1,400 of them — because they either had inadequate numbers of registered nurses or failed to provide payroll data that proved they had the required nursing coverage, federal records release

Jul 30 2018
The insurer has been fighting for two years to be paid funds it says were guaranteed under the Affordable Care Act.

Moda Health on Monday asked federal courts to give it another chance at the $214 million payment it was denied last month.

Jul 30 2018
Only walk-ins are accepted while the Oregon Health Authority investigates the center, which has been plagued with problems since opening a year and a half ago.

The Unity Center for Behavioral Health, Portland's relatively new emergency center for psychiatric patients, is turning away patients.

Jul 30 2018
After three failed attempts, a grass-roots group has landed the initiative on the ballot, setting up an election battle over abortion in a pro-choice state.

An initiative that would ban state funding for abortion is heading to the November ballot in Oregon, setting up an election battle over abortion in what has been regarded as one of the most pro-choice states in the country.

Jul 28 2018
Sens. Ron Wyden (D-Ore.) and Maria Cantwell (D-Wash.) said President Trump's Supreme Court nominee Brett Kavanaugh is "hostile" to the Affordable Care Act which bans discrimination among patients.

Lindy Suhr has a terminal genetic disorder that causes her motor skills to deteriorate, her cognitive ability to suffer and life-threatening seizures. The 37-year-old takes seven medications, sees five specialists, and undergoes regular physical therapy. Her father has a genetic heart disease.

Jul 27 2018
The election of President Donald Trump had a big impact on transgender people, peeling back health care protections.

With the country on course to enshrine the rights of transgender Americans, Wren Vetens introduced herself as a woman for the first time in January 2016, at the annual meeting of the American Astronomical Society.

Jul 27 2018
Lisa Vance, a 27-year Providence leader, will take the helm in mid-August.

Providence Health & Services in Oregon has a new chief executive.

Jul 26 2018