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State Employees Getting Healthier

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Behavioral Risk Factor survey shows a decline in obesity, smoking.

State employees who receive benefits through the Public Employees’ Benefit Board (PEBB) are getting healthier. They are making wiser food choices, losing weight, and quitting the smoking habit.

Task Force to Recommend Using Traditional Health Workers to Engage OHP Patients

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Cost sharing, health risk assessments also under consideration, while Rep. Jim Thompson is concerned about training available in rural areas for Oregon’s Hispanic population.

 

October 10, 2013 – Traditional health workers could play a major role in helping Oregon Health Plan patients engage with their care and improve health outcomes – that is, if the newly created Task Force on Individual Responsibility and Health Engagement has anything to say about it.

Jack Friedman Suggests Single Payer System Would Be Ideal

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Speaking at a conference organized by the Healthcare Information and Management System Society, the CEO of Providence Health Plans said it’s not going to happen

November 17, 2011 -- As healthcare costs spiral out of control, “Medicare makes Social Security look like chump change in terms of what it's going to take to get future liabilities funded,” said Jack Friedman, CEO of Providence Health Plans, the keynote speaker at the Healthcare Information and Management Systems Society conference earlier this week.

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