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September 4, 2009 -- Steve Robinson began working for the Oregon Center for Public Policy on Sept. 1 as its senior policy analyst, having left Saif Corp. where he spent nine years as a senior research analyst.

“I wanted to work on broader public policy issues,” said Robinson, who’s married to Rep. Nancy Nathanson (D-Eugene).

Based in Silverton, OCPP uses research and analysis to advance policies and practices that improve the economic and social opportunities for all Oregonians.

Sep 4 2009
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Nominees for the state’s top health board include president of OHSU and as its chair, CFO of Standard Insurance

September 2, 2009 -- Governor Ted Kulongoski today announced the submittal of the following nominees for volunteer service on four new state boards and commissions. The Governor also submitted nominees for several existing boards and commissions.

Sep 2 2009
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As healthcare reform swirls around who pays and not what they pay, health insurers point fingers at medical providers for charging exorbitant prices that few know are negotiable.
Originally at Miller-McCune.com
August 28, 2009 -- If you paid sticker price on the last new car you bought, you might expect to pay about 15 percent more than you would with some negotiating. If you paid full price on a recent knee surgery, you could pay 500 percent more than market rate. And who knew you could even negotiate?
Aug 28 2009
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Thousands of healthcare mistakes are likely going unreported
Originally at PortlandTribune.com
August 20, 2009 -- Like children who dutifully show up for class but fail to do most of their homework, the state’s hospitals continue to refuse to comply with a state law requiring them to report most of their medical mistakes to a patient safety commission.
Aug 24 2009
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Individual rejection rates for pre-existing conditions continued to reach toward one-in-four who apply

August 21, 2009 -- It’s a foregone conclusion these days that if any healthcare reform bill passes Congress this year it will end the practice of rejecting individuals for health insurance coverage because of pre-existing conditions. Until then, insurers are continuing to reject as usual.

Aug 21 2009
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As local leaders discuss breaking affiliation, national AFT union alleges violations and seizes control

August 20, 2009 -- After seizing control of a local union representing 3,200 healthcare workers in early July, the American Federation of Teachers insists the takeover was warranted. But tensions still remain high among the deposed leaders and show no signs of abating.

Aug 20 2009
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Portland progressive joins revolt demanding public option comes with any reform bill

UPDATED August 25, 2009 -- Rep. Peter DeFazio joined Rep. Earl Blumenauer in signing a letter along with 62 other progressive Democrats in the House saying any legislation that moves forward must contain a government-run health insurance option. 

Aug 20 2009
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Fears are perfectly warranted, but not the ones you've been hearing most about lately

August 20, 2009 -- Consumers of healthcare, also known as patients, are a pretty interesting bunch. And since virtually all of us are patients at one time or another, this is about all of us. Perhaps when dealing with an impossibly complicated and convoluted healthcare system we cannot help but behave in complicated and convoluted ways.

Aug 20 2009
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Former medical director of Oregon’s largest insurer has a few choice words for the health insurance industry at large

August 18, 2009 -- I’ve been inside our health industry as the medical director for Oregon’s largest commercial insurer and have seen what happens when big money is involved, and public policy is crucial to future profits.

Aug 18 2009
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Here are some key resources to sort fact from fiction in the ongoing heated debate over healthcare reform

We've compiled the following useful links for your continued search of the truth in a sea of political spin.

Aug 18 2009

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