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Moda Challenges Federal Ruling

The insurer has been fighting for two years to be paid funds it says were guaranteed under the Affordable Care Act.

Moda Health on Monday asked federal courts to give it another chance at the $214 million payment it was denied last month.

Vancouver Trust Gives Money to Cascadia Behavioral Healthcare

M.J. Murdock Charitable Trust, established by the estate of the co-founder of Tektronix, gave the Oregon nonprofit $200,000 among nearly $15 million in grants.

The M.J. Murdock Charitable Trust in Vancouver has handed out nearly $15 million in grants to Oregon nonprofits, including Cascadia Behavioral Healthcare.

OHSU Leaders Approve $3 Billion Spending Plan

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The university is paying down its Public Employees Retirement System, or PERS, debt faster than required and making minor cuts as it anticipates the risk of an economic downturn.

OHSU’s board voted unanimously to approve a $3 billion spending plan for the fiscal year that starts July 1, a 6 percent increase from 2018.

Report: The Higher the Drug Prices, the More Industry Benefits

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In the latest look at drug prices, a study released Tuesday shows that higher prices benefit key players involved in the distribution -- not the development -- of drugs. Consumers and Medicare foot the bill.

Insurance companies, investors and middlemen are making billions of dollars off prescription drugs – even when they don’t research, develop or make the pills themselves, according to a report out Tuesday from Democrats on the U.S.

Eugene Candidate Wants CCOs to Offer a Public Option

Marty Wilde, the executive director of the Lane County Medical Society, hopes to bring his experience in the healthcare field to the Capitol. He is favored to replace Rep. Phil Barnhart, the longest-serving Democrat in the Oregon House.

Fresh off his close victory in a Eugene state representative primary, Marty Wilde abounds with energy and enthusiasm.

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