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Hospitals Face Tough Choices: Cut, Dive Into Reserves Or Seek Partnerships

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In mid-March, as Oregon health officials braced for a crush of COVID-19 cases, Gov. Kate Brown ordered hospitals to postpone elective surgeries to ensure adequate bed space and equipment for coronavirus patients.

Hospitals Not ‘Out Of The Woods,” Supplies Of Protective Gear Down

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“Some providers have to reuse masks for up to a week at a time, and we have even heard of physicians sterilizing their N95s in a crock pot,” Dr. Chris Strear, president-elect of the Oregon Chapter of the American College of Emergency Physicians told lawmakers.  “These standards are not safe.”

Oregon Health Insurers Seek Modest Premium Increases For 2021

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Oregonians who purchase individual or small-group health insurance plans on the marketplace will see only modest rate increases in 2021, the second straight year cost growth has been held largely in check after years of steep price hikes.

FamilyCare, Oregon Health Authority Score Partial Wins In Ongoing Legal Wrangling

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A costly, long-running legal battle between a defunct health insurer and the state of Oregon is returning to court after a recent federal ruling delivered partial wins to both sides.

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