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Bill Aims To Prevent More Deaths By Allowing Pharmacists To Fill Emergency Insulin Orders

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Oregon lawmakers have introduced legislation that would avert a crisis for a diabetic in need of insulin.

Gov. Kate Brown May Consider Repealing Health Insurance Rule That Saves $270M Per Biennium

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Gov. Kate Brown suggested Friday that she would consider rolling back a rule that prevents the state from double paying for state employees in the same family who are eligible for health coverage on their spouses’ plans.

Tax Proposal Targets Nursing Shortage In Rural Oregon

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Marianne Stone, an emergency-room nurse at Saint Alphonsus Medical Center in Baker City, often sees nurses work up to 60 hours a week to help out during staff shortages.

Mental Health Primed To Get Top Billing In Oregon Legislature

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With the state’s legislative session fast-approaching, mental health has moved into the crosshairs for Oregon lawmakers, with a number of proposals on the horizon that seek to transform the future of behavioral care in the state.

Advocates Push Lawmakers To Approve Drug Injection Sites To Save Lives

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A push is underway in Oregon to create safe sites for users to inject drugs.

Legislative Task Force Proposes Steps Towards Universal Health Care Coverage

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The group, which has been meeting since January, acknowledged that Oregon is not likely to adopt universal care anytime soon but it pointed towards that goal by offering initial steps.

Creating a “universal” state-run health care insurance system in Oregon is a monumental task and it’s unclear whether a majority of Oregonians even favor such a radical change, but a legislative work group this week offered some baby steps for the 2019 Legislature to consider.

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