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Oregon’s Dental Access Lags As Advocates Seek Solutions

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Only about 40% of Oregon dentists accept Medicaid patients. More than two dozen rural communities don’t even have a single dentist.

Oregon State Hospital Seeks 16% Increase In Half-Billion-Dollar Budget To Meet Demand

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Oregon State Hospital is seeking another $81.6 million in state taxpayer dollars, much of it to deal with the state-run mental health facility’s struggle to admit patients in a timely manner.

Psychiatric Hospital Battles Medicaid Powerhouses Over Patients

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A Pennsylvania-based Fortune 500 health care company is having a tough time elbowing its way into the Oregon market, judging by a lawsuit the company filed against five Oregon Medicaid insurers and its stymied attempt so far to build a psychiatric hospital in Wilsonville.

Oregon Faces Big Hurdle In Improving Mental Health Care: Staffing

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Oregon’s behavioral health and addiction services agencies are operating at a subpar level in part because low pay, high stress and other problems prompt workers to quit the field, leading to acute worker shortages, experts told the Oregon Health Policy Board this week.

Oregon Reports 3 Additional Vaping-Related Illnesses

The Oregon Health Authority has identified three additional cases of severe lung illness linked to vaping.

The state has now seen a total of 20 cases of EVALI — what health officials are referring to as ‘E-cigarette or Vaping Product Associated Lung Injury.’ Two cases have been fatal.

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