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Coos and Lane Counties Now Lead State in People Sent to State Mental Hospital

People sent to the hospital to be treated after they are arrested for crimes has been a serious problem in Oregon for several years, but while Marion and Multnomah County have made progress, other counties, especially Coos, continue to send more than their share out of their community to the high-cost Oregon State Hospital.

The steady stream of people with mental illness into the Oregon State Hospital has subsided from Multnomah and Marion counties, but two new outliers have taken their

Trillium Pushes Bill to Force Lane County Doctors To Take Medicaid

Some primary care providers have balked at Trillium's reimbursement rates, leaving 12,500 people without a primary care doctor. HB 3300 would mandate that those holdouts accept their “fair share” of Medicaid members if they want to continue taking care of teachers and state employees.

The House Rules Committee appears ready to pass a bill that would force primary care doctors to see Medicaid patients in Lane County if they want to also care for more lucrative patients from the Oregon Educators Benefit Board and the Public Employees Benefit Board.

Lane County State's Top Fetal-Infant Mortality Rate

The Lund Report
That rate is prevalent and statistically significant regardless of other factors

September 9, 2010 -- Lane County, home of Oregon’s flagship university, has a high rate of fetal-infant mortality (8.25), a statistic commonly regarded as an indicator of the health and well-being of a population. 

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