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Should Universal Health Care Be A Right? Oregonians May Have Their Say

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In a year in which universal health care is front and center on the political stage, Oregonians may get to cast a vote on the issue in November.

Dialysis Bill Dies, But Lawmakers Won’t Give Up

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 A bill that would have capped the costs of dialysis for patients and insurers has died. But it’s likely to return. The bill’s sponsor, Rep. Andrea Salinas, D-Lake Oswego, said she  plans to propose a new bill reining in dialysis costs in the 2021 session.

Exclusive: DHS Got $30 Million For Developmentally Disabled Program; Now It Needs $12 Million To Fix Errors

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A year ago, state legislators approved $30 million to improve a program run by the Oregon Department of Human Services for the developmentally disabled.

But on Wednesday, DHS officials were back before the Legislature, asking for more money.

Canadian Drug Import Bill Fails To Gain Traction In Salem

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A legislative proposal for importing wholesale prescription drugs from Canada has died -- for the second time.

House Bill 4147 was effectively killed by House health care leaders who did not put it on the committee agenda. 

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