So far more than 145,000 people have enrolled through Cover Oregon. About 45,000 of those signed up for private insurance.
OPB | March 13, 2014 4:33 p.m.
Enrollment in Oregon's new health insurance exchange is scheduled to close March 31. But Cover Oregon officials are optimistic that some kind of 'special enrollment period' may be permitted.
NPR | March 15, 2014 8:32 a.m.
The White House is desperate to recruit the millennial crowd, prompting some unusual media appearances for the president. But will they work?
NPR | March 15, 2014 3:03 a.m.
A bipartisan compromise years in the making came apart this week when House GOP leaders inserted into a Medicare bill language that would delay part of the Affordable Care Act.
NPR | March 15, 2014 2:01 a.m.
Looks like the old adage about when it's safe to eat dropped foods may actually be effective for wet, sticky stuff like candies. For carpet-dusted snacks, you can take your sweet time, a study finds.
NPR | March 14, 2014 2:32 p.m.
House Republicans passed a bill that would change Medicare's pay formula. To pay for it, the bill would delay penalties for people who don't buy insurance under the Affordable Care Act.
NPR | March 14, 2014 7:11 a.m.
Teenage boys are still the primary users of stimulant medications to treat ADHD, but increased use by adults, particularly young women, has fueled a 36 percent rise in prescriptions in five years.
NPR | March 14, 2014 5:31 a.m.
Every day most of us consume a powerful drug, derived from a natural insecticide. It's in our morning coffee and it's in many of the soft drinks we give our kids. That drug is, of course, caffeine. David Greene talks to Murray Carpenter, author of "Caffeinated: How Our Daily Habit Helps, Hurts and Hooks Us."
OPB | March 13, 2014 4:23 p.m.
Oregonians spent about $2 million more on distilled spirits this past January than they did in January of last year.
NPR | March 13, 2014 4:03 p.m.
Congress planned to shave $8.6 billion from the food stamps program by closing a loophole that would cut benefits to 850,000 people. But it left states an out to avoid the cuts. Many are taking it.
NPR | March 13, 2014 2 p.m.
The battery-powered device sends electrical pulses through the skin of the forehead. People who used the headband in a study had fewer migraines and took less headache medicine.
NPR | March 13, 2014 1:23 p.m.
A system that tries to anticipate flu's spread by monitoring a region's online searches for flu-linked words sounds good. But sometimes a sniffle is just a cold. Tracking diagnoses still works better.