Oregon Wants To Know What The Public Thinks About CCOs


The Oregon Health Authority is asking the public to say what it likes, dislikes and wants to change about the state’s 15 coordinated care organizations.

Hermiston Approved For 16-Bed Psychiatric Hospital


The state has approved a 16-bed psychiatric hospital in Hermiston, Oregon. It’s just as well because the health system building it has almost finished construction.cc

Oregon Governor Signs Bill To Rein In Prescription Drug Prices


Under Oregon’s new law, drug manufacturers who increase the price of a prescription drug by 10 percent or more must inform the state of cost drivers.

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How Portland Tried, And Failed, To Provide A Bed For All Its Homeless Children

Multnomah County and the city of Portland tried to guarantee a shelter bed for homeless families with children. But the number of families kept rising. 

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Doctors Suggest Taking Daylight Saving Sleep Deprivation Seriously

Daylight saving time starts Sunday. Doctors say people ought to take losing an hour of sleep seriously.

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Oregon Recovers $3.4 Million From Insurance Companies In 2017

The state recovered about $3.4 million in unpaid insurance money for Oregonians last year.

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Oregon Health Officials Warn People Not To Take Kratom

Oregon health officials are warning people not to use the herbal supplement kratom after testing found salmonella in numerous samples.

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Oregon Governor Tells Senate To Treat Instead Of Punishing Drug Users

Oregon Gov. Kate Brown told a congressional committee Thursday that they need to focus on treating people with substance abuse issues instead of punishing them.

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Oregon CCOs Show Early Signs Of Reducing Health Care Disparities

Oregon’s coordinated care organizations appear to be reducing health disparities, according to a new report from Oregon Health and Science University.

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'OPB Politics Now:' The Legislature Adjourns, The Republicans Meet

On this special Monday edition, we wrap up the highlights and surprises of the 2018 legislative session. And we examine the state of the Oregon Republican Party after the annual Dorchester Conference. 

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Oregon Flu Season Continues Despite Tapering

Flu season in Oregon continues to slow down, but health officials warn that illness is still abundant.

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Oregon Consumers No Longer Liable For Surprise 'Out-Of-Network' Bills

A law to protect consumers from surprise out-of-network medical bills went into effect Thursday.

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Oregon Groups Call For State Oversight Of Juvenile Justice Facilities

Oregon’s human rights organizations are asking Governor Kate Brown to develop a new statewide system to oversee juvenile detention facilities.

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