Oregon Rep. Greg Walden Backs GOP Health Care Bill That Cuts Pre-Existing Conditions

OPB | April 27, 2017

The Republican congressman promised to protect people with pre-existing conditions from higher insurance rates, but critics say the new health care bill won't guarantee those protections.

Oregon's Top Democrat Lambasts Revived Health Care Bill

OPB | April 27, 2017

Oregon Democratic Sen. Ron Wyden says new Republican health care bill is “sabotage.”

Mentally Ill Prisoners Still In Their Cells An Average 23 Hours A Day

OPB | April 26, 2017

Mentally ill prisoners in Oregon are still spending more than 23 hours a day locked in their cells, despite a Department of Corrections pledge to give them more time out.

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Oregon Files $3 Million Lawsuit Against Zoom Health Plan

OPB | April 25, 2017 1:56 p.m. | Portland

Oregon filed suit Tuesday against Zoom Health Plan to recover millions of dollars the company was reportedly supposed to pay last year.

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Nature Time Improves Your Well-Being, Says OSU Study

OPB | April 21, 2017 3:17 p.m. | Terrebonne, Oregon

Researchers at Oregon State University have found that people who spend time in nature feel greater life satisfaction.

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Study Finds Unvaccinated Children Create Path For Whooping Cough To Spread

OPB | April 18, 2017 1:52 p.m. | Portland

The study, published in the Journal of Pediatrics, looked at a pertussis — or whooping cough — outbreak from 2012.

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Budget Writers Warn 350,000 Oregonians Could Lose Health Coverage

OPB | April 18, 2017 6:30 a.m. | Salem, Oregon

Budget writers at the Oregon Legislature are warning of deep cuts to health care and education.

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Report: Medical Debt Agencies Aggressively Go After Debts That Aren't Owed

OPB | April 17, 2017 6 a.m. | Portland

A consumer group has found that millions of Americans face aggressive tactics from medical debt collectors — even when they don't owe money. And it’s ruining their credit.

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Would A Soda Tax Work In Multnomah County?

OPB | April 13, 2017 10 a.m. | Portland

Health advocates have found a winning formula for taking on what they call "Big Soda."

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Oregon Lawmakers Look To Close Demolition Loophole For Lead Dust

OPB/EarthFix | April 9, 2017 10:40 a.m.

Oregon lawmakers are now hoping to help close a regulatory hole by giving cities and counties the authority to regulate the control of lead dust from home demolitions.  

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Oregon Vaccine Skeptics Ask Trump For 'Vaccine Safety Commission'

OPB | April 7, 2017 1:47 p.m. | Portland

A group of Oregonians calling for more research into vaccines returned from a lobbying visit to Washington DC this week.

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Oregon Law To Stop Patients From Getting Large, Unexpected Medical Bills Heads For A Vote

OPB | April 7, 2017 1 p.m. | Portland

The Oregon House of Representatives could vote on a bill next week to stop patients from being hit by some large, unexpected medical bills.

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Oregon's 'Death With Dignity' Program Is Alive And Well

OPB | April 6, 2017 3:54 p.m. | Portland

The number of prescriptions written for people wanting help to die has increased every year since Oregon started its program 18 years ago.

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