A rare scene of drama erupted in a House health care committee hearing on Tuesday as the chair and a lobbyist for the pharmaceutical industry clashed over a fairly straightforward bill that would require greater transparency on the part of drug manufacturers.
Oregon lawmakers moved one step closer to funding the state’s $950 million Medicaid shortfall on Tuesday.
With little fanfare, a nearly $380 million package to help fund health care for low-income Oregonians cleared a legislative committee Friday morning with strong support from both parties.
State Sen. Dennis Linthicum, R-Klamath Falls, finds himself alone on a political island this week after being publicly rebuked by fellow legislators for an inflammatory statement about a police killing.
As public health officials work to tamp down a measles outbreak in the Portland metro area, Oregon lawmakers are preparing to take up legislation that would increase the number of children vaccinated for the disease.
Oregon lawmakers debated a bill on Thursday that would create a new position in the Oregon Health Authority dedicated to reducing adult suicides, a problem that plagues the state.