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After Rising Discrimination, Lawmakers Tackle Bill To Protect The Medical Rights Of People With Disabilities

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The pandemic has laid bare a problem in Oregon hospitals: People with disabilities suffer discrimination in hospitals to the point that they’re not always given access to the full gamut of medical care. 

OHSU Wrangles With Union Over Employee Costs, Proposes Cuts

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Expecting revenues to remain sub-par for many months, Oregon Health & Science University is preparing a mix of cost-curbing measures to prevent its budget for the fiscal year starting July 1 from sinking too far into the red.

State Insurance Regulators Extend Parity For Telehealth But Critics Say That's Not Enough 

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Oregon is extending telehealth regulations that eased access during the pandemic until Dec. 31. But advocates and providers want them extended six months beyond that to give lawmakers time to enact a permanent change.

Mask Mandates Spread, But Thorny Problems Remain With No Unified Strategy

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Starting Wednesday, residents in Multnomah, Washington, Clackamas, Hood River, Marion, Polk and Lincoln counties will have to wear masks in indoor commercial settings, in line with the fast-swelling ranks of cities, counties and states around the country.

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