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Study: Many Oregon Children Face Serious Medical, Social Problems

Many Oregon children face a combination of serious illness plus family or other social problems, such as parental incarceration, domestic violence, mental illness or drug and alcohol abuse, says a new study that will be presented to the Oregon Health Policy Board on Tuesday.

Oregon Wedding A Nasty Affair For 100-Plus

More than 100 people who attended a wedding in Oregon last year were sickened by a bug unknown to most people.

The outbreak of Shigella, which only sickens people and higher primates, was the second largest in the United States in more than 30 years.

Bills Push Financial Transparency In Medicaid Model But Meet Resistance

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Sustainable growth and financial transparency are listed among the state’s priorities for coordinated care organizations vying for Oregon’s second round of Medicaid funding.

Multnomah Commissioner Sharon Meieran Driven By Oregon's Mental Health Crisis

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Multnomah County Commissioner Dr. Sharon Meieran became a mental health advocate after working in emergency rooms. During shifts as a physician, she saw patients languishing in scrubs with nowhere else to go.

Dems Push Universal Health Care Plan Without Premiums, Co-Pays, Deductibles

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The Democrat-controlled Oregon Legislature will decide this session whether to plunge into the turbulent waters of a universal, taxpayer-funded health insurance system.

John Kitzhaber On Medicaid: 'We've Lost Our Sense Of Vision'

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About five years ago, Oregon adopted an innovative Medicaid system that enabled the state to expand health care to nearly 1 million people today. But the system does not have a steady source of funds. This year Oregon's Medicaid funding gap was $950 million.

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