John Stejer sits in front of his home and holds a photo of his mother, Betty Stejer, 88, on Wednesday, May 24, 2023, in Everett, Washington. John moved his mother to Arizona in 2022 due to the difficulty of finding Medicaid-approved housing for her.
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John Stejer’s mother, 86, is eligible for Medicaid. But he discovered no place in the state would take her. “I was actually in disbelief.”
Some of the drugs, guns and cash confiscated by law enforcement in Oregon and Western Washington in a single month, April 2023. Drugs, especially fentanyl, are coming into the state in unprecedented quantities. Photos provided from Vancouver Police Department, U.S. Department of Justice, Deschutes County Sheriff's Office and Oregon State Police.
Fueled by fentanyl, the number of overdose deaths in Oregon has soared since 2019. And while the surge in overdoses is part of a national problem, the state’s underfunded treatment system is struggling to provide local solutions.
Oregon’s comparatively drawn-out approach to the Medicaid review will take up more complicated cases in the coming months
An employee of the Oregon Department of Consumer and Business Services helps a consumer pick a health care plan on the federal online health insurance marketplace.
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In conservative states, a startling consequence that abortion opponents may not have considered: fewer medical services available for all women living there
Efforts by state officials to restrict the rights of transgender Floridians have led Josie (center), a high school
sophomore, to move to Rhode Island without her parents, Sarah (left) and Eric.
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Fearful of losing access to gender-affirming care and pained by the passage of “Don’t Say Gay” in presidential candidate Gov. Ron DeSantis’ state, Josie, 16, fled to Rhode Island, leaving her parents behind