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FamilyCare, Oregon Health Authority Score Partial Wins In Ongoing Legal Wrangling

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A costly, long-running legal battle between a defunct health insurer and the state of Oregon is returning to court after a recent federal ruling delivered partial wins to both sides.

Oregon OSHA Enacts Emergency Rules To Protect Farmworkers Against Coronavirus

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The Oregon Occupational Safety and Health agency has issued new emergency rules to help protect farmworkers from the coronavirus during the state’s fast-approaching field growing season.

OSHA Will Decide On Emergency Regulations For Farmworkers

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Oregon’s harvesting season is fast approaching and farmworker advocates are worried. They fear that if new protections are not put in place, the health of pickers could be put at risk by the  pandemic.

Moda Wins Supreme Court Case

Portland-based Moda Health Plan, battered in recent years by uncertain finances, stands to gain a substantial infusion of cash as a result of a U.S. Supreme Court decision that bolstered part of the Affordable Care Act.

Zoom Care Releases Transparency Report, Including Harassment Allegations

The Portland area provider of urgent care and other services expects other health care services to follow suit.

The co-founder and chief executive of Portland-based Zoom Care says an ambitious transparency initiative his company has launched represents the future of health care in the United States.

A nationally recognized expert in the field just happens to agree.

Abortion Battle Moves To Center Stage In Oregon

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With an anti-abortion measure on the ballot and differences in the governor's race, abortion will be a hot-button issue in the next few months.

Only once in more than a decade have Oregon voters been asked to weigh in on abortion.

But now, driven by three distinct developments, abortion promises to take center stage politically in a state widely regarded as the most pro-choice in the nation.

Health Insurers Push Back Against Freeze of Federal Payments

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Companies say the administration's decision to suspend the $10 billion risk-adjustment program could lead to higher premiums and upheaval in the country's insurance markets.

Health insurers in Oregon and nationally are pushing back against a Trump administration decision affecting a key piece of the Affordable Care Act.

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