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Nurses At A Providence Hospital Plan To Vote For Possible Strike

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The vote would give nurses at Providence St. Vincent Medical Center the ability to go on strike but not require it.

Smooth Passage Expected for Four-Year, $1.4 Billion Hospital Tax

The hospital assessment tax, used to leverage federal funding for the Oregon Health Plan, was first proposed in 2003 and has been renewed multiple times, often with heated debate. But this time, Republicans are signaling they’re on board for the new assessment.

A four-year extension of the hospital assessment tax, which is used to fund the bulk of the state Medicaid program, appears headed for swift passage this session, without any of the partisan theatrics that have dogged previous extensions of the tax.

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