Tag Archives: Health Care

Pace Of U.S. Health Spending Slows In 2016

U.S. health spending rose to $3.3 trillion in 2016, but the pace slowed compared to the previous two years as demand for drugs, hospital care and physician services weakened, according to a federal study released Wednesday. Source: Pace Of U.S. Health Spending Slows In 2016 | The Lund Report

Measure 101 supporters, opponents clash in debate

A special election Jan. 23 concerns parts of a 2017 Oregon health care funding law. Source: Measure 101 supporters, opponents clash in debate

State grant helps Douglas County students prepare for health care careers

Thirteen Douglas County school districts will have the opportunity to benefit from a $432,000 career-readiness grant awarded by the state as part of an effort to match students with family-wage, high-demand jobs in the local health care industry. The Oregon Department of Education this week announced awards totaling $10.3 million in Career & Technology Education […]
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Please Save Kids’ Health Care – Guest Opinion

OSL Ed. Note: New York Times Guest Opinion is co-written by Governor Kate Brown. Nearly nine million children across the country receive health care services through the Children’s Health Insurance Program, enacted with bipartisan congressional support in 1997 to provide health care coverage for children from eligible families with low and moderate incomes. In our […]
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Home health market responds to aging population

Partnerships between providers and insurers aim to make home health care affordable. Lucille Blende represents the new age of old age. At 96, Blende is homebound due to severe arthritis and related chronic medical conditions. She almost never leaves her motor home in Tigard. When she told her primary care physician she could no longer […]
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Oregon Measure 101 raises big issues

In 2017, it seems like we never get a break from politics. And there will be no rest for the weary once we turn the calendar to 2018. The political season will get off to a fast start next year, with Oregon voters having an important referendum in January, followed by important primaries in May […]
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Kitzhaber shares ideas on how to continue health care reform

Please contact the State Library for access to this premium story from the Portland Business Journal. library.help@state.or.us or 503-378-8800. Kitzhaber spoke on a health care panel at the Leadership Summit on Monday. Source:  Kitzhaber shares ideas on how to continue health care reform

Rules for dementia care inadequate — Opinion

  Here we go again! In 2015, Baycrest Memory Care failed four consecutive state surveys finding the facility not in substantial compliance with Oregon Administrative Rules for Residential Care Facilities and the facility’s noncompliance placed residents at harm and risk for harm. Source: Rules for dementia care inadequate

‘No’ on Measure 101– Opinion

You’re likely to see the number 350,000 often between now and Jan. 23, 2018, when Oregon voters will cast their ballots on Measure 101, which would adopt a slate of health care taxes the Legislature approved earlier this year. The 350,000 figure is the estimated number of Oregonians enrolled in the Oregon Health Plan who, […]
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Threat to medical deduction in GOP tax plan worries Oregonians

When Tom Foley could no longer care for his beloved wife, he moved her into a long-term care facility that caters to dementia residents. At Hawthorne Gardens Senior Living Community’s memory care unit in Southeast Portland, Lonnie Foley gets the round-the-clock attention she needs. The facility is safe and the staff is kind, Foley said […]
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