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Trillium Faces Wall Of Opposition In Portland Area Medicaid Market

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Powerful players in the Portland area’s health care marketplace are trying to slam the door on Missouri-based Centene Corp., days after the Oregon Health Authority put out the welcome mat.

Legacy Fights Unionization Thrust At Unity Center

Less than a month after registered nurses at the Unity Behavioral Health Center in Portland voted overwhelmingly to be represented by the Oregon Nurses Association labor union, the center’s administrators are trying to overturn the vote -- just as they said they would.

Trillium, PeaceHealth Make Up After Spat Over Lane County Medicaid Market

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With less than two weeks before the state allocates Medicaid contracts for the next five-year round, Lane County’s coordinated care organization has forged a key tie -- one that was recently broken.

Oregon Health Insurance Execs Reap Bumper Crop Of Bonuses, Raises In 2018

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Last year was financially stellar for top executives at Oregon’s major health insurance providers. Most received major compensation increases from their bosses, mostly in the form of increased bonuses.

Universal Health Care Bill Awaits GOP's Return

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Oregon appears poised to embark on a sweeping study of how to establish “universal health care,” although just what that means would be up to the task force the Oregon Legislature would create.

Ejected from Emergency Rooms, Mentally ill And Homeless Often End Up In Jail

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Many Portland-area mentally ill people who are homeless, addicted to drugs or have other problems end up being inappropriately jailed because Portland-area hospitals don’t want them on their property, and police don’t know what to do with them except put them in jail for trespassing, an investiga

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