Federal Government Approves Health Insurance Waiver For Oregon

OPB | Oct. 20, 2017

The federal government has approved a key waiver that will allow Oregon to proceed with a program designed to blunt the cost of health insurance plans purchased on the individual market.

Oregon's New Air Pollution Rules Are Already Being Debated

OPB/EarthFix | Oct. 19, 2017

Oregon is proposing new air pollution rules that would set limits on the total health risk a polluter can pose to its neighbors.

Anti-Soda Tax Coalition Starts Campaign In Multnomah County

OPB | Oct. 19, 2017

Opponents of a soda tax measure that could be up for a vote in Multnomah County next year kicked off their campaign.

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OHSU President Joe Robertson Retires After MS Diagnosis

OPB | Oct. 19, 2017 4 p.m. | Portland

The president of Oregon Health & Science University, Joe Robertson, is retiring after nearly 40 years of service.

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Oregon Voters Will Decide The Provider Tax, But What Is That?

OPB | Oct. 17, 2017 4:30 p.m. | Salem, Oregon

In January, Oregon voters will decide whether to overturn a new tax on hospitals and other health care providers. But what exactly are Oregonians voting on?

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Wyden And Hatch Push Bill To Make Foster Care System More Accountable

OPB | Oct. 17, 2017 2:39 p.m. | Portland

The top Republican and Democrat on the Senate Finance Committee have come together to introduce a bill that would publicize more information about private foster care providers.

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Prosecutors Say Western US Opioid Ring Originated In China

OPB | Oct. 17, 2017 11:30 a.m. | Portland

A grand jury has indicted a Chinese national for allegedly distributing the powerful opioid fentanyl and contributing to four overdoses in Oregon, including one fatality.

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Growing Local In Central Oregon Isn't Easy, But Farmers Are Seeing Success

OPB | Oct. 17, 2017 7 a.m.

A growing number of small farmers are making a mark on central Oregon’s local food scene — despite the region’s challenging agricultural conditions.

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Oregon Children's Hospital Among Best In Nation For Serious Injury

OPB | Oct. 16, 2017 5:45 p.m. | Portland

Randall Children’s Hospital has been verified as a Level 1 pediatric trauma center — the first children’s hospital in Oregon to attain the status.

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Oregon Voters Will Decide Fate Of Health Care Tax

OPB | Oct. 16, 2017 3:41 p.m. | Salem, Oregon

Oregonians will be voting on a tax on hospital and health insurance companies next January.

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Astoria Opens Radiation Center In Collaboration With OHSU

OPB | Oct. 16, 2017 1:45 p.m. | Portland

It took the capping of a municipal dump and the building of a new athletics center, but Astoria now has its own new radiation center.

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Oregon Joins Other States In Trump Health Care Lawsuit

OPB | Oct. 13, 2017 1:04 p.m. | Salem, Oregon

Oregon is joining California's lawsuit along with more than a dozen other states against President Donald Trump's halting of payments to insurers under the Obama-era health care law.

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What Does Trump's Health Care Order Mean For Oregonians?

OPB | Oct. 12, 2017 2:38 p.m. | Portland

President Donald Trump’s executive order on health care is being called a “serious threat” to the stability of Oregon’s health insurance market.

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