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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. 

Making The Cost Of Medical Procedures More Transparent

OPB | March 09, 2015

MONDAY: Two bills in the Oregon legislature could require hospitals and clinics to post the costs of medical procedures.

Talking Business

OPB | March 03, 2015

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

Catching Up With Cover Oregon

OPB | March 03, 2015

TUESDAY: Lawmakers voted recently to dissolve Cover Oregon, but lawsuits over the state's failed health insurance exchange drag on.

Naturopaths Fight For Equal Status In Oregon

OPB | Jan. 15, 2015

THURSDAY: Naturopathic doctors are pushing for legislation that would allow them to be considered primary care physicians in Oregon.

Providing Healthcare For Transgender Oregonians

OPB | Jan. 06, 2015

TUESDAY: This January, Oregon joined a small group of states where transgender people can get health care coverage for gender dysphoria.

News Roundtable: Looking Back On The News In 2014

OPB | Dec. 31, 2014

WEDNESDAY: In this special Think Out Loud, we review some of the biggest international, national and regional news stories of the year.

Urban Versus Rural Health Care Premiums

OPB | Dec. 16, 2014

Diane Lund-Muzikant joins us for an update on health care premiums under the Affordable Care Act, following the Dec. 15 deadline to re-enroll for healthcare coverage.

Oregon Is First State To Use Birth Control Rates As A Measure Of Health

OPB | Dec. 02, 2014

TUESDAY: Coordinated Care Organizations are using contraception data as one way to measure good health.

Harvard Business School Finds Career Outcomes Split Between Male And Female Grads

OPB | Nov. 26, 2014

WEDNESDAY: A new survey of 25 thousand Harvard Business School graduates, reveals gaping disparities between men and women's career expectations and outcomes.

Big Changes Coming For Disability Services In Oregon

OPB | Nov. 25, 2014

TUESDAY: We'll look at how the Affordable Care Act is changing services for seniors and people with disabilities in Oregon.

Oregon Braces For Open Enrollment With Federal Website

OPB | Nov. 10, 2014

MONDAY: Open enrollment begins November 15. That's when Oregonians who previously enrolled in a private plan using Cover Oregon must re-enroll via HealthCare.gov.