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Lawmakers Tackle A Rising Slice Of Health Care Costs

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The Oregon legislative session that starts next week is likely to be the stage of a contentious battle over high health care costs -- but this time prescription drugs won’t be the focus.

Dialysis will.

Lawmakers Ready Bills On Prescription Drug Prices, Staffing Shortages 

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Oregon lawmakers are gearing up for another legislative session starting early next month, hoping to pass bills that would tackle soaring prescription drug prices, staffing shortages and a host of other issues.

Oregon State Hospital Struggles To Keep Up With Patient Demand

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The Oregon State Hospital continues to grapple with delays in admitting patients, even as the state-run mental health hospital stays compliant with a court order requiring timely admission of defendants who need treatment before they can stand trial in criminal cases.

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