Category Archives: The Lund Report

Legislative Session Will Be Short But Not All Sweet

The Oregon Legislature will hold a short session this year, with fewer bills on the table than last year. But some — on vaping, prior authorizations and Medicaid reporting — could stir controversy. Request full-text (for State Agency patrons only) Source: Legislative Session Will Be Short But Not All Sweet | The Lund Report

Carbon Tax Fight Looms Over Health Care Bills In Upcoming Session

State Library Ed. Note: The Lund Report provides free access to a limited number of PREMIUM stories. If you can not access story, State Agency patrons can request full-text from the Library HERE. Oregon’s legislative leaders aren’t expecting health care to be the wedge issue that divides lawmakers this session.Democratic leaders will have their hands […]
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Oregon Health Authority Awarded Up To $16 Million To Improve Child Health

Oregon will receive millions in new federal funding to develop better ways to reduce health risks for children and prevent unnecessary hospital visits and foster care placements. The Oregon Health Authority (OHA) has been awarded up to $16 million over seven years from the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) Integrated Care for Kids […]
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Rep. Keny-Guyer Will Cap Legislative Career At Decade

Rep. Alissa Keny-Guyer, an advocate for human services and health care in the Legislature, has announced she is not running for re-election in November. Her decision, announced late Thursday, will give the state lawmaker one final session to push for policies to help foster youth and homeless youth, provide affordable housing and address substance abuse. […]
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Unity Center In ‘Crisis’ With Patients Languishing In Recliners

Unity Center for Behavioral Health was supposed to answer Portland’s mental health crisis when it opened in 2017, relieving emergency rooms of patients in crisis. Instead, the center is grappling with what its medical director called a “real state of crisis.” Source: Unity Center In ‘Crisis’ With Patients Languishing In Recliners | The Lund Report

AG Rosenblum Sues To Stop Trump Administration From Slashing SNAP Food Assistance

Oregon today joined fifteen states and New York City in a lawsuit to stop the Trump administration from eliminating food assistance for nearly 700,000 Americans. Source: AG Rosenblum Sues To Stop Trump Administration From Slashing SNAP Food Assistance | The Lund Report

Lawmakers Push Proposal to Ban All Flavored Vaping Products

All flavored vaping products may become banned in Oregon, as state lawmakers look for answers to curb nicotine addiction among Oregon’s youth. Sen. Laurie Monnes Anderson, D-Gresham, is backing a proposal this legislative session that would ban all flavored vaping products. Request full-text (State Agency patrons only) Source: Lawmakers Push Proposal to Ban All Flavored […]
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Oregon State Hospital Seeks 16% Increase In Half-Billion-Dollar Budget To Meet Demand

Oregon State Hospital is seeking another $81.6 million in state taxpayer dollars, much of it to deal with the state-run mental health facility’s struggle to admit patients in a timely manner. Source: Oregon State Hospital Seeks 16% Increase In Half-Billion-Dollar Budget To Meet Demand

Lawmakers Ready Bills On Prescription Drug Prices, Staffing Shortages

Oregon lawmakers are gearing up for another legislative session starting early next month, hoping to pass bills that would tackle soaring prescription drug prices, staffing shortages and a host of other issues. Request full-text (for State Agency patrons only) Source: Lawmakers Ready Bills On Prescription Drug Prices, Staffing Shortages

Oregon State Hospital Struggles To Keep Up With Patient Demand

The Oregon State Hospital continues to grapple with delays in admitting patients, even as the state-run mental health hospital stays compliant with a court order requiring timely admission of defendants who need treatment before they can stand trial in criminal cases. Request full-text (for State Agency patrons only Source: Oregon State Hospital Struggles To Keep […]
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