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A fund-raising event and public hearing on the controversy occurred on the same day, raising eyebrows.
June 2, 2010 -- A fund-raising event for two prominent Democratic senators – Alan Bates and Laurie Monnes Anderson – occurred the same day as a controversial hearing on the fate of more than 10,000 children enrolled in the Oregon Health Plan.
Jun 2 2010
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Jody Mohr Peterson is Assistant Director of the Department of Human Services in charge of the Division of Medical Assistance Programs
Jun 2 2010
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That money will help subsidize the medical claim costs for people who enroll in the federal high risk pool slated to start Aug. 1.

June 2, 2010 -- Oregon is poised to receive $66 million over the next three years to run a federal high risk pool. A formal application was submitted to the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services yesterday.

If everything goes as planned, people can start enrolling July 1, with the program getting under way the following month, said Tom Jovick, administrator of the Office of Oregon Health Partnerships, which runs the Oregon high risk pool known as OMIP.

Jun 2 2010
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June 2, 2010 -- Karen Wheeler has been selected as one of only two National Treatment Network representatives by the National Association of State Alcohol and Drug Abuse Directors. She’ll be honored at the annual national meeting on June 4.
 
Jun 2 2010
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This time around proponents would like to open a small rural health clinic inside the 12-bed hospital.

June 2, 2010 --Unwilling to accept defeat, Columbia Health District is once again attempting to convince state officials that there’s a need for a 12-bed hospital in St. Helens. But the process is ripe with contention.

Residents who’ve opposed the hospital in the past are likely to raise the same concerns – questioning whether the hospital can sustain itself financially and meet the needs of the community – at a public hearing later this month.

Jun 2 2010
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The merger will be completed within the next 3-12 months following a due diligence process.

March 19, 2010 – Call it a war between the two most powerful Catholic healthcare systems in the Pacific Northwest. As it turned out, Providence Health System found itself on the losing side.

The big prize – Southwest Washington Health Center – went to Bellevue-based PeaceHealth run by President Alan Yordy. Within the next 3-12 months, following a thorough due diligence process, that hospital system will become part of its strategic network. No money will trade hands because both systems are non-profit.

Mar 19 2010
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Starting Jan. 1, kids whose families earn between 200-300 percent of the federal poverty level will be eligible
October 27, 2009 -- When state officials announced the health insurers that will participate
Oct 27 2009
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Foster children and pregnant women are the first targets
 
Oct 27 2009
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CEOs pin their hopes on value-based health plans that debut next year

 October 27, 2009 -- The public option debated in Congress won’t gain any traction with Oregon’s insurance executives who keep comparing the proposal to traditional Medicare, claiming it’s a broken system in need of serious repair.

Oct 27 2009

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