The Lund Report has a small but knowledgeable and capable staff and board. For information on them, click here.
The role of our reporters is to bring our health care system into perspective by going beneath the surface. Our goal is to educate everyone about our complex system, giving you the facts and analysis that can 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 health care industry. You can count on us to be timely, provocative and offer new perspectives. We’re passionate about what we do and beholden to no one. 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 health care industry.
Our news coverage focuses on the major issues confronting our health care 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 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!
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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 online 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 health care industry. To finance this important work, our subscription fees start at $20 a month or $200 a year. Those fees are tax deductible because we're recognized as a nonprofit organization by the IRS.
We encourage you to support our work. In addition to our premium subscriptions, your contributions help us bring you insightful and provocative news about the health care industry. With your donations, we are able to pay talented and award-winning news reporters and maintain our website. Please consider making a contribution using our online 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 health care 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 health care system. Their answers came as no surprise. The profit margins of the health care 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 substance abuse and mental health services. People also wanted to know how other geographical regions are dealing with health care 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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