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Oregon Medicaid Insurers Under The Gun To Line Up Health Care Providers

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In Oregon's three biggest Medicaid markets, insurers and health care providers are having such a hard time coming to terms with each other following the state's recent shakeup of its Medicaid program, that the state has given insurers until Dec.1 to finalize contracts with providers such as docto

Brown Bans Sale of Flavored Vapes; Unflavored Pot Not Affected

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Responding to the rising alarm over vaping, Oregon Gov. Kate Brown on Friday issued a temporary ban on the sale of flavored vaping products and directed state agencies to identify and ban other vaping products that cause lung injury or death.

PETA Once Again Slams OHSU Over Treatment Of Monkeys, Other Experimentation Animals

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As a reminder to new students at Oregon Health & Science University, the animal rights group PETA announced Thursday it ranked the Portland institution among the “worst” in the nation for its treatment of animals – a characterization OHSU vigorously disputes.

Oregon Hospitals Among Those Penalized By Federal Government

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Twenty-three Oregon hospitals are among the more than 2,500 hospitals nationwide financially penalized this week by the federal government for having excessive rates of readmissions of recent elderly patients.

Oregon Sends 2020 Contracts For All 15 Medicaid Insurers To Sign

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Keeping to its timetable, the Oregon Health Authority late last week issued contracts to all 15 insurance entities the state tentatively approved earlier this year to run the state’s Medicaid programs starting 2020.

High Oregon Insurance Coverage Rate Masks Some Disparities

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An overwhelming number of Oregonians have health insurance, but a small minority, about 240,000 people, still lack coverage, typically because they don’t qualify for government-paid plans and can’t afford commercial plans, the state’s 2019 health insurance survey found.

Oregon Health Authority Suggests Temporary Ban on Sale of Vaping Products

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The possibility of a ban on the sale of vaping products loomed closer late Friday as the Oregon Health Authority recommended Oregon Gov. Kate Brown consider imposing a temporary six-month moratorium on the sale of all vaping items.

Workers Bear Ever-Larger Cost Of Employer Health Insurance Plans

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For the 153 million Americans who get health insurance through their jobs, a new report by the Kaiser Family Foundation tells a depressing story that workers are already only too familiar with.

Oregon's Mental Health Systems Needs Repair, Panelists Agree

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Oregon’s behavioral health director thinks it’s time to improve Oregon’s behavioral and mental health care system. 

Kaiser, Unions Reach Tentative Labor Contract Deal

More than 80,000 union-represented clerical and other workers in the Kaiser Permanente system appear on track to lock in solid pay raises and benefit improvements under a tentative labor agreement announced Wednesday by the California-based nonprofit system and a union umbrella group, Coalition o

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