Tag Archives: Health

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

Oregon hospitalizations for opioids skyrocket

In Oregon, hospitalizations more than double between 2005 and 2014, with women hit the hardest. Source: Oregon hospitalizations for opioids skyrocket | OregonLive.com

Brown announces new Medicaid accountability measures after audit

Gov. Kate Brown announced new accountability measures for Medicaid, while taking a dig at Secretary of State Dennis Richardson, who released a scathing audit about the program last week. Source: Brown announces new Medicaid accountability measures after audit – Portland Business Journal

Chronic Disease – OPB’s Think Out Loud

Chronic diseases are the leading cause of death in Oregon, and cost Oregonians more than $8 billion a year in medical costs. OPB’s Ryan Haas tells about his series looking into the issue and the state’s attempts to reduce conditions like heart disease, stroke and diabetes. Source: News Roundtable | Chronic Disease | Resistance GIS . […]
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How many veterans have to die before Oregon will act? | Guest opinion

Last month the war back home ended for Staff Sgt. Michael Mantenuto when he was found in his car at Washington’s Saltwater State Park with a gunshot wound to the head. Since 2010, Mantenuto had served with distinction as a Green Beret with a combat tour in Afghanistan. His unit has seen a staggering number […]
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The 50 healthiest states for seniors and older people, ranked

Where to spend one’s golden years is a big decision. Family, taxes, weather and available activities all play a role, but staying healthy should be a serious consideration for any adult over 65. To that end, the United Health Foundation has released its 2017 edition of America’s Health Rankings Senior Report, which has ranked and […]
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