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Oregon Insurer Shuts Down | RNC Day 1

OPB | July 18, 2016

Twenty thousand Oregonians will have to find new insurance plans when Oregon's Health CO-OP shuts down at the end of the month. Plus, our first day of coverage from the Republican National Convention.

African-Americans & Health Care | Raising A Black Son | DNC Preview

OPB | July 12, 2016

We get a preview of the Democratic National Convention in Philadelphia, and we learn about a Harvard study exploring African-Americans' relationships with their health care providers. We also talk to a local African American mother about the anxiety of raising a black son.

Mosier Derailment Update | Self Driving Car Ethics | All Day Kindergarten | Wash. Gun Measure

OPB | June 23, 2016

This morning, the Federal Railroad Administration released a report saying that Union Pacific failed to maintain the track at Mosier. We'll also learn about the ethics of self driving cars, a possible ballot initiative in Washington state that would allow guns to be taken from people who might prove to be violent. Also, we'll hear about how the first year of all-day kindergarten affected some kids and teachers in the state.

An Affordable Electric Car | More Gun Control In Oregon? | Darcelle XV

OPB | June 20, 2016

We'll talk to the man who wants to bring a new, cheaper electric vehicle. Two Oregon lawmakers join us to discuss possible legislative action in response to the massacre in Orlando and other mass shootings. And we end the hour with a conversation with the oldest living performing drag queen in the country. 

More Access To Birthcontrol Starts Jan. 1

OPB | Dec. 28, 2015

The law allowing pharmacists to prescribe birth control takes effect in the new year.

Chronic Pain Patient Shares His Struggle With New Guidelines

OPB | Dec. 08, 2015

An Oregon man who says he's struggled with pain for more than a dozen years says one of his biggest challenges is dealing with doctors.

Delays For Pain Managment Alternatives For OHP Patients

OPB | Dec. 02, 2015

The state has put off implementing a new policy to discourage opioids and encourage alternative therapies for Oregon Health Plan patients with back pain.

More Help On The Way For Service Members With TBI, Other Injuries

OPB | Nov. 05, 2015

Joint Base Lewis-McChord has broken ground on a new privately funded clinic to diagnose and treat service members for Traumatic Brain Injury (TBI), PTSD, and other psychological health conditions. 

The Challenges ALS Patients Face In Using Death With Dignity

OPB | Sept. 18, 2015

ALS patients face some specific challenges when it comes to using Oregon and Washington's Death with Dignity laws, which require patients to self-administer the medication that will end their lives.

Solving Oregon's Childcare Dilemma

OPB | Sept. 15, 2015

Oregon is one of the least affordable states for childcare. We'll learn why that is, how it affects us, and what can be done about it.

At Home With ALS

OPB | Sept. 16, 2015

We continue our "At Home" series with Summer Whisman, who was diagnosed with amyotrophic lateral sclerosis (ALS) at age 32.

Oregon's High Hepatitis C Infection Rate And Why It Matters

OPB | July 31, 2015

A recent report by the state's health agency shows that Oregon's rate of hepatitis C is 50 percent higher than the national average. We talk to a public health worker about why it matters and what can be done about it.

Chronic Pain Patients Try Alternatives But Keep Mum

OPB | July 20, 2015

A new study out published in a national health care journal indicates that a large number of patients suffering from chronic pain try alternative care but don't talk to their doctors about it. 

Rebroadcast: How People Face The Challenges Of Caregiving

OPB | July 14, 2015

We talk with an audience about what it's like to to take care of a parent, a child, or a spouse.

Talking Business

OPB | July 09, 2015

Suzanne Stevens, editor of the Portland Business Journal, joins us for our regular business news update.

U.S. Supreme Court Upholds The ACA Again

OPB | June 25, 2015

We'll get analysis of the King vs. Burwell ruling released Thursday.

State Medicaid Money To Fortune 500?

OPB | June 09, 2015

Coordinated Care Organizations manage the Oregon state version of Medicaid on a local level. Trillium, the CCO in Lane County, is so profitable it's received a buyout offer from the Fortune 500 corporation Centene. Some locals are concerned.

Talking Business

OPB | May 26, 2015

Suzanne Stevens, editor of the Portland Business Journal, joins us for our regular business news update.

Should Oregon Adopt "Right To Try"?

OPB | March 16, 2015

MONDAY: A proposed bill in the Oregon legislature would allow terminally ill patients in Oregon to try drugs that are not yet FDA-approved.

Is ZoomCare Changing The Way Health Care Is Delivered?

OPB | March 11, 2015

WEDNESDAY: ZoomCare is revolutionized the marketplace for on-demand healthcare.