April 15, 2011 -- Legislation that would create a statewide health insurance exchange passed out of a Senate committee yesterday without the support of a broad coalition of consumer advocates.
April 11, 2011 -- A bill backed by nine House Republicans undermining Oregon’s Death with Dignity Act will not move forward this legislative session, acknowledged its chief sponsor Rep. Jim Weidner (R-Yamhill).
April 8, 2011 -- Legislation that would make the Alcohol and Drug Policy Commission a permanent group passed out of the Senate Health Care, Human Services, and Rural Health Policy Committee on Wednesday, and is headed to a floor vote.
April 7, 2011 -- Gov. John Kitzhaber told a group of lawmakers yesterday charged with making the most sweeping changes to the Oregon Health Plan since its inception that they can make a profound impact not only on the Oregon healthcare delivery system but at the national level as well.
April 7, 2011 -- Legislation giving physician assistants and nurse practitioners the ability to dispense medication could be on the road to victory despite opposition from chain drug stores and concerns from Sen. Alan Bates (D-Medford).