Tag Archives: Health

New rules seek to ease antibiotic resistance

Farmers, docs disagree over drugs’ use on farms. It’s no surprise farmers give their animals antibiotics when they’re sick. But many also give herds the medications on a large scale — either in their feed or water — to prevent illness. The latter is a controversial practice, and a perennial topic of debate at the […]
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Rural poor need better access to healthy food | Opinion

Imagine you’re living in a small Oregon town with $10 to feed your family of four. Your options are limited to burgers from the local fast-food chain or snack food from the corner convenience store. Either way, you can’t win. Source: Rural poor need better access to healthy food | Opinion | Eugene, Oregon

Republican Pushes for Ballot Referendum on Oregon Health Plan Funding Deal

Rep. Julie Parrish is threatening to derail the provider tax, which was negotiated behind closed doors with the healthcare industry, requiring it to come up with most of the state’s matching funds to draw down federal money to support the Oregon Health Plan — and continue a critical flow of money to hospitals. Source: Republican […]
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Antibiotics can be harmful

One out of 5 patients who received antibiotics while in the hospital experienced an adverse side effect, according to a new study from researchers at The Johns Hopkins Hospital. Moreover, the study showed that nearly a fifth of those patients didn’t actually need antibiotics. Source: Antibiotics can be harmful;

For Type 2 diabetics, lowering blood sugar poses dilemma

Some drugs increase risk of heart attacks and strokes. Heart disease is the leading cause of death for people with Type 2 diabetes. Surely, then, the way to dodge this bullet is to treat the disease and lower blood sugar. Well, maybe. Growing evidence suggests that the method by which blood sugar is lowered may […]
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Oregon Senate Passes Provider Tax, OHA Budget, with Ferrioli’s Support

The Senate Republican Leader scoffed at the notion that the GOP never supports tax increases or turns a cold shoulder to the state’s most vulnerable citizens, even as Congressional Republicans have vied to end the Medicaid expansion. Source: Oregon Senate Passes Provider Tax, OHA Budget, with Ferrioli’s Support | The Lund Report

First tax hike clears Oregon Legislature, will keep many Oregonians on Medicaid

A plan to raise $550 million in health care taxes to fund Oregon’s Medicaid program is on its way to Gov. Kate Brown’s desk, after the state Senate passed it on a bipartisan vote Wednesday. Source: First tax hike clears Oregon Legislature, will keep many Oregonians on Medicaid | OregonLive.com

Oregon Senate passes health care provider tax

The Oregon Senate Wednesday passed an assessment on health care providers and insurers that is expected to cover a chunk of the state’s expected $1.4 billion budget gap. Source: Pamplin Media Group – Oregon Senate passes health care provider tax

Oregon Health Authority funding measures head to Gov. Brown

Oregon senators passed what Democrats calls “a series of bipartisan votes” that will fund the Oregon Health Authority.The measures will, according to the majority-holding Senate Democrats, “protect health care coverage for hundreds of thousands of low-income Oregonians on the Oregon Health Plan.” Source: Oregon Health Authority funding measures head to Gov. Brown – Portland Business […]
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‘Provider Tax’ Heads To Oregon Governor’s Desk

Oregon lawmakers gave final approval Wednesday to a tax increase meant to ensure continued health care coverage for low-income Oregonians. The $670 million package raises an existing tax on hospital revenue and enacts a new tax on some health insurance premiums. Source: ‘Provider Tax’ Heads To Oregon Governor’s Desk | NW News Network