When the state legislative assembly convenes Monday for its 2015 session, don’t expect the Oregon Health & Science University to make any waves.
When Augstine Colebrook, a certified professional midwife, was starting up a new independent clinic, she was surprised to discover that alternative birthing options had gone mainstream.
As more and more counties across Oregon contemplate relinquishing their public health responsibilities either to the state or local coordinated care organizations, Rep. Mitch Greenlick plans to introduce a bill next month to begin a decade-long process to modernize the state’s public health system.
Oregon’s coordinated care organizations continue to manage a delicate balance: keeping costs down at the same time they are providing coverage to more and more Medicaid patients as a result of the Affordable Care Act.
The U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs is conducting an investigation into the death of a Klamath County man who died last November after waiting for three days for the agency to authorize a procedure that could have saved his life.