Like Britney Spears, every year hundreds of thousands of psychiatric patients also receive involuntary care, and many are stuck with the bill.
A KHN investigation has found at least 26 states pushed through laws that permanently weaken government authority to protect public health.
The Oregon Senate Health Committee on Tuesday cleared two insurance measures designed to protect consumers, one stopping physicians from “balance-billing” their patients, and the other giving state insurance regulators the power to avoid a collapse of the insurance market triggered by federal cha
You win some, and you lose some, as the story goes, and Oregon’s 2015 legislative session was no different.
Not all the healthcare bills debated this session made the cut. Some were poorly conceived, a few were addressed by other means, and others just lacked the votes, but most died quietly, without much public attention.