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Oregon Faces Big Hurdle In Improving Mental Health Care: Staffing

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Oregon’s behavioral health and addiction services agencies are operating at a subpar level in part because low pay, high stress and other problems prompt workers to quit the field, leading to acute worker shortages, experts told the Oregon Health Policy Board this week.

Oregon Sues Johnson & Johnson Over Defective Device Implanted in Thousands Of Oregon Women

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Oregon has filed litigation against the pharmaceutical giant against Johnson & Johnson over devices that have caused hundreds of thousands of women around the globe to experience debilitating side effects.

McMinnville Nurses Push To Unionize

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Nurses at McMinnville’s Willamette Valley Medical Center have filed a petition to unionize, citing worries about patient safety and complaints about benefits.

New Lawsuit Filed Against Unity Center Amid Safety Complaints

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A longtime mental health therapist for Legacy Health has filed a lawsuit against his employer, accusing managers of retaliating against him for repeatedly complaining about patient and staff safety at the Unity Center for Behavioral Health in Portland.

Audit Blasts Multnomah County’s Handling Of Millions Of Taxpayer Dollars For Mentally Ill

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Multnomah County has failed hundreds of patients who suffer from severe mental illness like schizophrenia or bipolar disorder by not providing them with taxpayer-funded services, a county audit said Wednesday.

Is Oregon Ready For Universal Care? Maybe. But Does It Have The Will For Radical Change?

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Oregonians might be ripe for statewide tax-funded universal health care, but it’s going to take political creativity and backbone for change to occur.

That was the message Tuesday from an Oregon Health Forum panel at Multnomah Athletic Club in Southwest Portland.  

Trillium Retreats From Aggressive Legal Push Into Portland-Area Market

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Trillium Community Health Plan has stepped back from its push for an injunction against three Portland-area hospital systems.

Profits At Kaiser Foundation Health Plan Up While Other Insurers Sputter

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Profits have slowed considerably at many of Oregon’s largest commercial health insurers after a strong start to 2019.

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