The Lund Report brings our healthcare system into focus by going beneath the surface. Our goal is to educate you -- the consumer -- about this complex system, giving you the facts, analysis and action tools to make a difference.
We’re unlike any news source you’ve seen before -- the first independent Web news site in Oregon dedicated to educating you about the inner workings of the healthcare industry. You can count on us to be timely, provocative, and offer new perspectives. We’re passionate about what we do and are beholden to no one. Even though we do accept funding from the healthcare industry, The Lund Report is not influenced by its financial contributors, no matter who they are, and we have not and never will deviate from reporting the truth about the healthcare industry.
Our news coverage focuses on the major issues confronting our healthcare system – rising costs, unequal access and the lack of standardization to measure quality. With an emphasis on Oregon, this online publication does occasionally include articles about national reform efforts.
Inside The Lund Report you can hear from people willing to challenge the status quo – while having an opportunity to share your own perspective by submitting guest commentaries.
We’re a news source, not a blog. We value and invite your comments and story suggestions. Don’t hesitate to contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org. We’d love to hear from you. Thanks for coming aboard!
The Lund Report considers itself the most vital source of health news in Oregon and is committed to helping create a more accountable and transparent system.
We encourage you to sign up for The Lund Report using our on-line form here. That way you can receive regular news updates, comment on articles and submit guest editorials. You can also become a premium subscriber and have access to our in-depth articles about Oregon's healthcare industry. To finance this important work, our subscription fees start at $15 a month or $150 a year, and those fees are considered tax deductible because we're recognized as a nonprofit organization by the IRS.
We encourage you to support our work. In additon to our premium subscriptions, your contributions help us bring you the most provocative news about the healthcare industry. With your donations, we are able to pay us talented and award-winning news reporters and maintain our website. We operate with a very lean budget, and our executive editor, Diane Lund-Muzikant, does not accept a salary or other compensation. Please consider making a contribution using our on-line form here.
The Lund Report has been approved by the IRS as a non-profit 501-C-3 organization. You can either send a check to THE LUND REPORT, PO Box 82841, Portland OR 97282 or use your credit card by clicking the Support Us link. We’ll be more than happy to send you a formal receipt for income-tax purposes. The federal tax ID number associated with this organization is 26-3019179.
How We Came Into Being
The idea for The Lund Report grew out of discussions with people who became frustrated about the lack of critical and in-depth coverage of our healthcare system. The results of a survey conducted in 2009, when we began publishing, indicated the strong need for such an endeavor. Over 700 Oregonians participated, with an overwhelming majority (77 percent) showing strong support. A cross-section of the community gave us their opinions – health industry professionals, public health leaders, state legislators, educators, lobbyists, scientists, attorneys, pharmaceutical manufacturers, and consumer advocates.
People shared their concerns about our broken healthcare system. Their answers come as no surprise. The profit margins of the healthcare industry need to be curtailed, costs have become unaffordable, lobbyists exert too much influence on our elected officials and there needs to be more emphasis on chemical dependency and mental health services. People also wanted to know how other geographical regions are dealing with healthcare reform such as California, Washington, Canada and European countries.
Based on these survey results, we plunged ahead full speed. From time to time we intend to conduct other surveys, asking for your opinion on how we’re doing and soliciting new ideas. Your voice matters. We’re here for you.
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