Tagged: Health

Oregon Insurance Commissioner Discusses Health Coverage

OPB | Aug. 20, 2014 12:06 p.m.

WEDNESDAY: We'll talk with Laura Cali, Oregon's Insurance Commissioner, about last week's ruling on autism treatment, new rates for individual health plans, and more.

Exploring The Impact Of A Ruling On Autism Treatment

OPB | Aug. 14, 2014 12:20 p.m.

THURSDAY: This week a court ruled that denying a popular but expensive autism treatment violates state and federal law.

Questions Raised By Response To Deadly Ebola Outbreak

OPB | Aug. 13, 2014 12:06 p.m.

WEDNESDAY: We'll talk with Bill Messer, an infectious disease expert, about the medicines available to treat Ebola and why, at this point, a focus on those could be counterproductive.

Bumps In The Road To Health Care Transformation

OPB | July 23, 2014 12:25 p.m.

WEDNESDAY: Mental health treatment is a point of contention between Multnomah County and the CCO that serves Oregon's three most populous counties.

Conflicting Court Rulings On Federal Health Care Subsidies

OPB | July 23, 2014 12:06 p.m.

TUESDAY: Two appeals courts were divided on the issue of whether states that had not set up their own health care exchanges can receive federal subsidies.

News Roundtable: July 18, 2014

OPB | July 18, 2014 12:06 p.m.

FRIDAY: We review some of the biggest news stories of the week.

Oregon State Hospital Honors Thousands in Cremains Memorial

OPB | July 07, 2014 12:45 p.m.

MONDAY: We'll talk about the opening of a memorial that honors the remains of thousands of unclaimed patients found on the grounds of Oregon State Hospital.

Medicare May Penalize Oregon Hospitals For Patient Injuries

OPB | July 02, 2014 12:40 p.m.

WEDNESDAY: We'll learn more about Medicare's plan to penalize hospitals for high patient injury and infection rates.

New Medical Malpractice Mediation System Now Underway

OPB | July 02, 2014 12:30 p.m.

WEDNESDAY: We'll hear from OPB's reporter Kristian Foden-Vencil about the compromise negotiated by Governor John Kitzhaber to help reduce medical malpractice lawsuits.

Hillsboro City Council Approves E-Cigarette Ban In Parks

OPB | June 19, 2014 12:20 p.m.

THURSDAY: The Hillsboro parks department is concerned about toxins in e-cigarette vapor, and the possibility the devices could be confused for traditional cigarettes.

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