April 30, 2009 -- Rep. Mitch Greenlick (D-Portland) has done his part. As chairman of the House Health Care Committee, Greenlick passed the most sweeping piece of healthcare reform legislation this state has ever seen.
April 23, 2009 -- Dee Dee Vallier gets calls and emails almost every day from people who were either affected personally or had a family member affected by a multi-drug resistant Staph infection.
April 15, 2009 -- The Oregon insurance industry faces a showdown from consumer advocacy groups, small businesses and unions that want stronger regulation of premium increases.
April 15, 2009 -- “It’s kind of like the government and the insurance companies get to decide who lives and who dies,” said Judith Auslander, 60, who will lose her eligibility for the Oregon Health Plan in April.
April 9, 2009 -- The battle is heating up over a proposed tax that would require hospitals and health insurers to pay for an expansion of the Oregon Health Plan.
April 7, 2009 -- In a sign of how much is at stake over a hospital provider tax, Oregon AFL-CIO and a coalition of labor groups, doctors and nurses launched a statewide radio ad campaign aimed at hospitals called Save the Oregon Health Plan.
April 7, 2009 -- Thus far hospitals across the state are following the lead of the state’s hospital association led by President Andy Davidson, even though smaller rural hospitals wouldn't face a provider tax.
April 6, 2009 -- A growing number of Oregonians are discovering the cold hard facts about individual health insurance. For starters, it’s not guaranteed. Consistent with years past, one in five Oregonians who applied for coverage in 2008 were rejected for pre-existing conditions.
April 3, 2009 -- Attorney and former Oregon Senator Charlie Ringo accused government watchdogs who oversee the Oregon health insurance industry of an “outrageous breach of public trust.”