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Rally, Hearing for Single Payer in Salem Friday

The Lund Report
Dissatisfied with Obamacare, single-payer advocates are taking their message to the state capital
March 7, 2011 -- Advocates for single-payer healthcare in Oregon plan to make their voices heard in Salem on Friday.

Transformation Team Takes Draft Bill to Task

The Lund Report
Oregon Health Authority and Governor’s office drafted a document to guide lawmakers, but some say it leaves crucial issues unaddressed
March 3, 2011--The Oregon Health Authority and leaders from Governor John Kitzhaber’s office have distilled a month’s worth of high-level conversations on healthcare transformation into a legislative concept intended to guide lawmakers taking on health reform.

Hookah Lounge Owners Fear Bill Bad for Business

The Lund Report
Anti-tobacco advocates cite dangers of hookah smoking and its appeal to teens, but lounge owners say they provide a safe cultural experience
March 2, 2011 – Health advocates strongly support a bill that would shutter Oregon’s hookah lounges, citing their smoking-centric atmosphere and targeted marketing to youth.

Lincoln County D.A. Leads Crackdown on Prescription Drug Abuse

The Lund Report
Rob Bovett urges the House Health Care Committee to pass legislation that would aggressively monitor use and abuse of oxycodone, hydrocodone and methadone
February 24, 2011 -- Prescription drug abuse is on the rise in Oregon and nationwide, and Rob Bovett wants the legislature to help curb the epidemic.

Hospital Provider Tax Called Into Question

The Lund Report
What happened to a $2.8 million withhold account held by the Oregon Association of Hospitals and Health Systems in 2007?
February 17, 2011 -- A provider tax imposed on hospitals has helped keep the Oregon Health Plan afloat since July 2004. 
Their dollars -- $386 million – have been matched with federal funds -- $852 million – representing $1.2 billion over the past six years.


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