For the first time, the most popular plan for covering people through the Oregon Educators Benefit Board will be a high-deductible health insurance plan.
A pair of Springfield legislators have attempted to intervene in the labor dispute at McKenzie-Willamette Hospital, which resulted in more than 300 employees walking out in a three-day strike last week.
About 340 employees of McKenzie-Willamette Hospital in Springfield have walked off the job in a three-day strike in an attempt to avert cuts in benefits from their employer, the for-profit hospital giant Community Health Systems.
Providence Health Plan has refused to pay claims for hospital patients in Hermiston if it later deems the hospitalizations unnecessary, leaving Good Shepherd Medical Center to eat the cost for treating those patients, hospital officials have told The Lund Report.
Gov. John Kitzhaber announced Monday that Oregon would contain any potential Ebola virus threat by hewing closely to guidelines set by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, and not take more drastic steps as ordered on the East Coast to detain anyone returning to the United States who had come in contact with the disease in West Africa.