Tag Archives: Health Care

Guest column: Focus on goal of providing health care

The other day I read an editorial from The Bulletin criticizing Oregon’s plans to provide health care for its citizens and concluding, “Instead of grand plans, Oregon needs to get the basics right. State government has shown a frustrating pattern of not being able to use health care dollars well.” The editorial also said, “There […]
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Editorial: Keep election process open

Rigging an election isn’t just about stuffing vote-by-mail envelopes or casting ballots for the dead. Democrats have a plan to rig the likely January health care tax election by stuffing the information voters get about the tax. That’s why it’s more important than ever that every meeting of the Democrat-controlled committee that will be writing […]
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A Cancer Conundrum: Too Many Drug Trials, Too Few Patients

With the arrival of two revolutionary treatment strategies, immunotherapy and personalized medicine, cancer researchers have found new hope — and a problem that is perhaps unprecedented in medical research. There are too many experimental cancer drugs in too many clinical trials, and not enough patients to test them on.

Tim Nesbitt: Oregon shows how to govern health care reform — Guest Opinion

There is an important lesson to be learned from Oregon’s experience with the Affordable Care Act: The path to successful health care reform requires government intervention in the marketplace – not just in paying for care but in setting its price and managing its delivery. In Oregon and other states that have thrived under the […]
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‘Cover All Kids’ worth praising

-The Legislation provides funds for health care coverage for the children of undocumented immigrants.- During the 2017 session of the Oregon Legislature, all eyes were focused on two “home run” issues: Revenue reform and a transportation package. One failed and one passed. Source: Pamplin Media Group – ‘Cover All Kids’ worth praising

Political dispute costs irrigation district $1.9 million

Oregon Gov. Kate Brown has vetoed funding for an irrigation efficiency project. A political dispute over new taxes on healthcare in Oregon is being blamed for an irrigation district losing $1.9 million to pipe an open canal. Source: Political dispute costs irrigation district $1.9 million – Water – Capital Press

Multnomah County Appeals Trump Administration Cuts To Teen Health Programs

Multnomah County is appealing a federal cut to teen health grants. Source: Multnomah County Appeals Trump Administration Cuts To Teen Health Programs . News | OPB

 GOP calls for special session on health care

Republicans in the Oregon House of Representatives are calling for a special session to address the state’s Medicaid funding plan. Source: Pamplin Media Group – GOP calls for special session on health care

Kate Brown, Knute Buehler Tangle Over Health Care Taxes As Oregon Governor’s Race Heats Up

Oregon Gov. Kate Brown and a Republican who hopes to replace her — Bend Rep. Knute Buehler — jockeyed for the political high ground on health care taxes Tuesday. Source: Kate Brown, Knute Buehler Tangle Over Health Care Taxes As Oregon Governor’s Race Heats Up . News | OPB

Love can’t pay the bill when insurance won’t (Column)

For the past week, Carol Dickey has been fighting to keep her 8-year-old son at the residential mental health program that treats his violent outbursts. Source: Love can’t pay the bill when insurance won’t (Column) | OregonLive.com