Legislative Task Force Tackles Rising Medical Costs

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The bipartisan group, which includes officials from the Oregon Health Authority, providers and insurers, have come with a proposal that could be a framework for a bill in 2019.

A legislative task force has taken a crack at attacking rising health care costs. 

Bates Gears Up for Southern Oregon Rematch Against Republican Dotterrer

The healthcare establishment has come out solidly behind the doctor and 14-year-veteran of politics from Ashland, but Republican business interests are backing Col. Dave Dotterrer in a rematch of the closest race from 2010, when Democratic Sen. Alan Bates held on by fewer than 300 votes.

One of Oregon’s healthcare leaders is in the political fight of his life this fall, with a rematch against a formidable Republican opponent who came within 300 votes of knocking off Bates in 2010.

Cover Oregon Director Faces Legislators

Both the Senate and House Interim Committees on Health Care and Human Services hold meetings in Salem next Monday.

Legislators get their first chance to pry into what’s going on inside Cover Oregon when Aaron Patnode, executive director, appears before the Senate Interim Committee on Health Care and Human Services on Monday morning. Later that day, he’ll also respond to questions from the House committee.

Salem’s Back at it Again

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Next Monday the House and Senate interim committees on Health Care and Human Services are scheduled to meet

September 12, 2013 – Legislators come back to Salem next week – after leaving town in July – but not much action is anticipated this time around.

As typical, the interim legislative committees are convening, and healthcare will be front and center Monday afternoon when both the House and Senate members get together for a joint meeting.

The Lund Report Goes Beyond the Mark

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There’s no other media outlet in Oregon where you can find the most comprehensive and up-to-date news and analysis about Oregon’s healthcare system.

April 19, 2013 -- As we embark on our 5th year as the major source of news and analysis about Oregon’s healthcare system, The Lund Report is stronger than ever.


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