Jessica Floum

Government Credibility Questioned In Moda’s Suit Before U.S. Supreme Court  

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More than 20 state governments, insurance regulators and the U.S. Chamber of Commerce are supporting a U.S. Supreme Court case led by Moda Health and other insurers against the federal government.

Boarded In The ER: Oregon’s Mental Health Crisis

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On a typical day, doctors rush through the emergency department toward sounding alarms, and ambulances whisk in people suffering heart attacks, strokes or severe pain. Medical technicians and nurses attend to patients as worried families hover close.

Union Seeks Crackdown On Hospital Charity Care, Staffing

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Most of Oregon’s hospitals are nonprofits. They get a break on state and local taxes and in exchange, they’re supposed to provide free or discounted care to those who can’t afford it.

But charity care has decreased in recent years while hospital profits have increased.

Multnomah Commissioner Sharon Meieran Driven By Oregon's Mental Health Crisis

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Multnomah County Commissioner Dr. Sharon Meieran became a mental health advocate after working in emergency rooms. During shifts as a physician, she saw patients languishing in scrubs with nowhere else to go.

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