rep. alissa keny-guyer
The universal healthcare study that the Oregon Legislature authorized in 2013 has run into roadblocks to funding, and if money for the study is not raised soon, a comprehensive analysis may be impossible before the 2015 session.
Sen. Michael Dembrow, D-Portland, told The Lund Report after a town hall meeting Monday that the study would need nine months to complete. With the next session just 11 months away, researchers would need to begin in May but fundraisers are nowhere close to their goal of $200,000 to $600,000.
In a state famous for its recycling ethic, medical equipment that could otherwise end up in landfills or lost in attics will soon be reused on a much wider level to help kids who’ve outgrown their equipment or adults who
Rep. Alissa Keny-Guyer (D-Portland) plans to introduce a bill this fall that aims to help families waiting for durable medical equipment -- while keeping used equipment in circulation.
August 30, 2013 – Advocates say they plan to bring back the Toxics Disclosure for Healthy Kids Act, which passed out of the House but died in the Senate this spring – but aren't yet sure when they'll put it on the table.
May 7, 2013 — Teens struggling with a problem at home could have a better chance to access mental health services under a bill debated Monday in the House Health Committee.
May 3, 2013 – Patrick Kindred went into foster care at the age of four and, at 21, has just “aged out” – meaning he's no longer able to receive care in foster homes.
While in foster care, Kindred told an audience of about 100 this week at a fundraiser for Children First of Oregon, he was subjected to severe physical and mental abuse.
May 1, 2013 — The placenta is what separates us from the marsupials. The organ connects a fetus to a mother’s uterine wall and allows for the exchange of nutrients and waste for the developing baby.
April 18, 2013 — Rep.