Senator Ron Wyden

Surveying Healthcare Challenges, Wyden Sees 2017 as a Year of Wins

Speaking from downtown Portland, the U.S. senator said Medicare and children’s health insurance programs are better off now than a year ago, though Oregon and the U.S. still have many challenges.

Despite a political climate in Washington, D.C., that makes compromise challenging at best, critical healthcare programs have been protected and strengthened over the past year, Senator Ron Wyden, D-Ore., told about 150 people who gathered for the Oregon Health Forum’s Friday morning event.

Wyden Says Trump Administration Could Derail Oregon's Medicaid Waiver

At the same time, Wyden is fairly certain the federal government will sign off on the waiver before President Obama leaves office.

While Governor Kate Brown and the Oregon Health Authority are urging the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services to approve Oregon’s multi-year waiver before President-elect Trump takes office, there still could be trouble ahead, according to U.S. Senator Ron Wyden, D-OR.

Wyden Decries Dangerous Attacks On Women's Health Services

Finance Ranking Democrat Says a Vote to Defund Planned Parenthood Paints a “Big, Red target” on Health Care for Women

WASHINGTON – Senate Finance Committee Ranking Member Ron Wyden, D-Ore., today spoke on the Senate floor before an expected vote to remove federal funding for Planned Parenthood, an organization that provides many vital women’s health services.

Police Arrest Twelve at Regence

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Part of 54 arrests in nine states, Portland demonstrators chose Regence Blue Cross Blue Shield

October 15, 2009 -- Police arrested 12 people today for trespassing outside the Portland headquarters of Regence BlueCross BlueShield. The acts of civil disobedience were met by similar direct actions in nine cities across the country organized by Healthcare Now and the Center for the Working Poor. 

Including the 12 in Portland, 54 people were arrested nationwide.

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