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Former Health Net President Becomes School Principal

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Steve Lynch left Health Net to become the principal of a Catholic school

September 17, 2009 -- A high-ranking insurance executive, Steve Lynch, has switched careers, becoming the principal of a Catholic elementary school in Salem.

“I wanted to get out of corporate life and move back to Oregon,” Lynch told TheLundReport.org. He spent the past eight years as president of Health Net’s health plan division, living in Los Angeles, and earlier ran its Oregon division. He also had a career with PacifiCare of Oregon.

State Prepared to Lead if Feds Don't

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The new Oregon Health Authority has on its plate how to enforce an individual mandate and gauranteed issue

Setpember 15, 2009 -- As President Obama struggles to enact meaningful health reform, Oregon is poised to transform its healthcare system, according to Dr. Bruce Goldberg, acting administrator of the Oregon Health Authority and director of Oregon's Department of Human Services.

County Health Director Named VP for Association

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September 15, 2009 -- Hats off to Lillian Shirley. She's just been named vice president and president-elect of the National Association of County and City Health Officials.

Lillian, director of Multnomah County's Health Department, also was appointed by Gov. Kulongoski as vice-chairman of the newly formed Oregon Health Policy Board, which is expected to transform Oregon's healthcare system following the passage of House Bill 2009.
 

Kelley-Siel Named Assistant Director at DHS Division

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Former interim director named assistant director of Children, Adult and Families Division

September 15, 2009 -- It's permanent for Errin Kelley-Siel who's officially become the assistant director of the Children, Adults and Family Division of the Department of Human Services.

Since July 2008 Kelley-Siel has been the interim director of the agency and earlier was the health and human services advisor to Gov. Kulongoski.

Kelley-Siel served as interim director at a time when the state's foster care system went through considerable scrutiny after reports in the Oregonian that the division failed to protect children.

AFT Union Takes Over Local Healthcare Branch

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As local leaders discuss breaking affiliation, national AFT union alleges violations and seizes control

August 20, 2009 -- After seizing control of a local union representing 3,200 healthcare workers in early July, the American Federation of Teachers insists the takeover was warranted. But tensions still remain high among the deposed leaders and show no signs of abating.

Petition Drive Begins to Repeal 1 Percent Insurance Tax

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If successful, voters would decide in 2010 whether to repeal a tax on insurance companies to subsidize low income adults and children

August 7, 2009 -- Two men from Grants Pass have started gathering signatures to refer the 1 percent health insurance tax to voters. They filed petitions with the Secretary of State’s office after Governor Kulongoski signed into law House Bill 2116 earlier this week.

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