Temple of Zoom

Dave Sanders wants his clinics to provide insurance. The state said the policies cost too little.

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“Cellular immortality coaching?” asks a large billboard on the east side of the Willamette River. That’s all the blue and white sign says, other than the name of the company that purchased it, Z   More
Wednesday, July 29, 2015 CLAIRE HOLLEY

SEIU's Proposed Hospital Ballot Measures Getting National Attention


Service Employees International Union's proposed 2014 ballot measures in Oregon and California may be the vanguard of a national movement. In October, Oregon's SEIU Local 49 filed five measures in Salem aimed at greater transparency around prices and outcomes, minimum levels of uncompensated care and compensation caps for executives. Although it is unclear how many if any of those measures will ...   More
Monday, December 2, 2013 NIGEL JAQUISS

Live Long and Prosper

State officials double their spending on cheery commercials for Cover Oregon.

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Mark Ray leans back in his chair surrounded by wooden cutouts of rain clouds, birds and a yellow sun. They look as if they were imagined by the children who carried them in    More
Wednesday, October 16, 2013 SAMANTHA MATSUMOTO

Insuring Inefficiency

Kitzhaber nixes universities’ hopes of cutting health costs.

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Oregon’s seven state universities have been clamoring for years for more independence from bureaucratic state regulations. As taxpayer support for them has waned, Oregon University System offici   More
Wednesday, January 9, 2013 NIGEL JAQUISS

Hotseat: Gary Johnson

The Libertarian candidate for president says he’s all about momentum.

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Gary Johnson, the Libertarian Party’s nominee for president, isn’t going to win in November. But were...   More
Wednesday, August 8, 2012 MARK ZUSMAN

Lawmakers Want Study on Healthcare Sales Tax

John DiLorenzo

Oregon lawmakers this week introduced an intriguing bill conceived by lobbyist John DiLorenzo and sponsored by all five members of the Senate Health Care, Human Services and Rural Health Policy Committee.There are a number of noteworthy aspects to the bill. First, DiLorenzo, a longtime Salem powerbroker, has generally been associated with Republican candidates. But he got Democrats, including committee ...   More
Tuesday, April 5, 2011 NIGEL JAQUISS

New Health Rock: Q&A w/Jeremy Wilson (First in a Multi-Part Series)

I originally intended to sprinkle some quotes from my interview with legendary local musician and Dharma Bums leader Jeremy Wilson throughout an article about his new, eponymous Foundation and the issue of health care for musicians. But from the moment he answered the phone Tuesday morning, he started talking—even before I could hit "Record" or pose a question!—and, despite having lately ...   More
Wednesday, August 18, 2010 JEFF ROSENBERG

Worried About Swine Flu?

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Thursday, September 3, 2009 BEN WATERHOUSE

Mark Your Calendars: Oct. 18 Health Care March Downtown For A Public Option

Local supporters of a public option as part of national health care reform are organizing a march downtown on Oct. 18. “There is citizen discontent with the current bill” working its way through the Senate Finance Committee, says Ian McCurdy, one of the event's supporters. According to the group's website, the demonstration aims to show insurance companies that Portland “has ...   More
Friday, September 25, 2009 Anvi Bui


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