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June 30, 2011 -- The Oregon Legislature has drawn to a close but that doesn’t mean our reporting is over. Now the hard decisions await the policymakers as they begin to implement a process to transform the Oregon Health Plan and create a health insurance exchange where people and small businesses can purchase affordable coverage.
 
The Lund Report intends to remain on the scene, and we rely on the grassroots support of our readers to bring you the most comprehensive and updated coverage of Oregon’s healthcare system.
 
Please show us how much you appreciate our news coverage by making a tax-deductible contribution today of $100 or whatever you'd like to contribute. You can either donate online, or make a donation by sending a check payable to 
 
The Lund Report
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As you know, we built The Lund Report on our passion to tell the truth, refusing to yield to corporate interests. We depend on the support of you – our readers – to keep bringing you the latest news coverage, and refuse to accept paid advertising or charge for our news reports.
 
Take a look at our accomplishments over the past two years:
 
We’ve embarked on a joint partnership with the Oregonian that will expand our coverage throughout the state and beyond. Known as The Oregonian News Network, which puts Oregon Live, this venture intends to bridge the gap between online media and the traditional newsroom. 
 
Kaiser Health News, which reaches more than 60,000 readers every day, has started posting our stories on its news site.
 
Our reporters have been invited to appear on KPOJ Radio to discuss issues such as insurance company profits and rate increases.
 
And, we allow everyone to post comments about our articles, not just subscribers. What’s more, you can track us on Facebook and Twitter.
 
Your continued support is vital to our success. We spend our dollars wisely on web technology and to hire professional freelancers rather than maintaining a paid staff or an office. As editor, I refuse to accept a salary.
 
 
The need for useful, accurate information is greater than ever. You can rely on us for quality journalism. There’s nothing else like us in the community. We’ve poured our hearts into bringing you stories you won’t find elsewhere such as the profitability of Oregon’s health insurers and the growing access problems.
 
This year, The Lund Report also earned an award at the Society of Professional Journalists Best Work of 2010 Awards. Our associate editor, David Rosenfeld, earned third place for his comprehensive coverage into health insurance rate regulation.
 
His stories about the fight against individual rate hikes by Regence BlueCross BlueShield of Oregon have become a lightning rod for Oregon legislators in trying to make insurance premiums affordable.
 
And, our Salem news reporter, Amanda Waldroupe, took home first place for an article that appeared in Just Out.
 
Your generous support has made this possible. Please consider making a donation today.  Thanks for believing in what we do!
 

 

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