Chris Gray

PeaceHealth Labor Units Push Back on Outsourcing and Longer Hours

Doctors, nurses and other staff picketed last week as part of an ongoing dispute with the Sacred Heart hospitals in Eugene and Springfield. Negotiations continue later this month.

 

PeaceHealth hospital staff in Eugene and Springfield are locked in a labor dispute with the administration over long hours, staff cuts and the use of contract providers.

Association Health Plans Could Pose Risk for Oregon

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The plans, promoted by the Trump administration, could negatively affect women and older employees, while benefiting younger men.

 

The Trump administration is pushing a set of health plans that could weaken existing markets and lead to more expensive care for some Oregonians, particularly women and adults nearing retirement age.

 

Seasonal Workers Face Higher Barrier to Qualify for Medicaid

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Poor people with unsteady incomes are held to a different standard than those who make a consistent amount each month. The net result is that some low-wage seasonal employees are shut out of the Oregon Health Plan, the state’s Medicaid program for the poor.

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