Andrea Salinas

Republican-led Walkout In Legislature Enters Second Week 

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Climate change is taking a toll: Hospital emergency room visits for heat-related problems are on the rise. Wildfires are also on the rise, leaving people with exacerbated breathing problems.

Dialysis Bill Dies, But Lawmakers Won’t Give Up

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 A bill that would have capped the costs of dialysis for patients and insurers has died. But it’s likely to return. The bill’s sponsor, Rep. Andrea Salinas, D-Lake Oswego, said she  plans to propose a new bill reining in dialysis costs in the 2021 session.

Universal Health Care Bill Awaits GOP's Return

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Oregon appears poised to embark on a sweeping study of how to establish “universal health care,” although just what that means would be up to the task force the Oregon Legislature would create.

House Health Committee Tackling ‘Meaty Foundational Bills,’ New Chair Says

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This week marked a dividing point in the Oregon Legislative session: Bills that did not make it through House and Senate committees died, bringing those left on the table into sharper focus.

Oregon Lawmakers Tackle Plan For Statewide Health Care

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The task is ambitious and a work is in progress, with a report due at the end of November.

The Oregon Legislature launched a panel 10 months ago to develop a roadmap for affordable statewide universal health care. The task was ambitious. Similar efforts in other states have gotten nowhere, and there is scant support at the federal level for expanding Medicaid.

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