2 SW Washington Counties Will Get Health Insurance Providers In 2018

OPB | June 26, 2017

The Washington State Insurance Commission says companies will be selling individual health insurance in both Grays Harbor and Klickitat counties next year.

Northwest Democrats Blast Senate GOP's 'Meaner' Health Care Bill

OPB | June 22, 2017

The four U.S. senators from Oregon and Washington, all Democrats, united against the Republican health care bill.

Oregon 6-Year-Old Gets 3-D Printed Prosthetic Hand

OPB | June 22, 2017

Jude Rochon, 6, is at Oregon Health & Science University Thursday to be fitted with a prosthetic hand. But rather than spending $50,000 for it, the hand was made with a 3-D printer and cost about $50.

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Prominent California Researcher To Join OHSU Knight Cancer Institute

OPB | June 22, 2017 9 a.m. | Portland

Oregon Health and Science University announced Thursday that it’s attracted a top researcher to join the Knight Cancer Institute.

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Health Care 'Provider Tax' Heads To Oregon Governor's Desk

OPB | June 21, 2017 1:31 p.m. | Salem, Oregon

Oregon lawmakers gave final approval Wednesday to a tax increase meant to ensure continued health care coverage for low-income Oregonians.

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Washington Residents Fear Limited Options If Health Insurers Pull Out

OPB | June 18, 2017 7 p.m.

Two rural counties in Washington may have limited health care options next year. Insurance providers say they won't serve Grays Harbor or Klickitat counties in 2018.

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Oregon's Prescription Drug Costs Bill Languishes In Ways And Means

OPB | June 17, 2017 12:30 p.m. | Portland

People fighting to control the cost of prescription drugs are worried the pharmaceutical lobby may have killed their bill.

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Oregon Health Authority Budget Passes, With Little Republican Help

OPB | June 16, 2017 11:45 a.m. | Portland

The Oregon House has passed a package of bills to fund the Oregon Health Authority — and continue providing health insurance for hundreds of thousands of Oregonians.

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Oregon DMV To Offer 3rd Gender Identity On ID Cards

OPB | June 15, 2017 5:15 p.m. | Portland

Starting next month, the Oregon DMV will offer identity cards with a third gender marker. It’s the first time a U.S. state has recognized non-binary identities. 

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What The Republican Health Bill Means For Gresham Family With Disabled Daughter

OPB | June 15, 2017 9:37 a.m. | Portland

What the change from the 'Affordable Care Act' to the 'American Health Care Act' would mean for one Gresham family.

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OHSU Study On Veteran Suicide Reveals Gaps In Knowledge

OPB | June 15, 2017 12:15 a.m. | Portland

There is no definitive standard for identifying or treating veterans at risk of suicide, according to a new study out of Oregon Health and Science University.

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Oregon Businesses Are Building Their Own Health Clinics

OPB | June 14, 2017 5:45 p.m. | Portland

Large companies in Oregon are following a new trend — setting up dedicated health clinics for employees. Oregon’s largest construction company just opened its new clinic in downtown Portland.

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So Far In 2017, Oregon Has More Mumps Cases Than Past 5 Years Combined

OPB | June 14, 2017 2:20 p.m.

Thirty-eight people contracted mumps in Oregon between January and April this year. That’s more than the combined total of 34 mumps cases in the five years prior.

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