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State Medicaid Money To Fortune 500?

OPB | June 9, 2015 noon

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.

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How Does Pot Affect The Body And Brain?

OPB | March 12, 2014 12:06 p.m.

WEDNESDAY: Due to pot's illegal status at the federal level, research on the effect of the drug is limited.

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Washington Hospital Association Sues State Over New Rules

OPB | Feb. 17, 2014 12:30 p.m.

MONDAY: The Washington State Hospital Association says new rules that govern hospital mergers go too far.

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Audit Finds Problems In Office Of Emergency Management

OPB | Feb. 11, 2014 12:06 p.m.

TUESDAY: An audit released Monday by the Oregon Secretary of State's office suggests that the state's Office of Emergency Management faces internal challenges that could hamper disaster response.

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Checking Up On Oregon's CCOs

OPB | Feb. 4, 2014 12:40 p.m.

MONDAY: Oregon has another three and a half years to reduce the growth in health care costs by two percent through Coordinated Care Organizations.

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The Battle Over Oregon's Prescription Drug Monitoring Program

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

MONDAY: The American Civil Liberties Union and the state of Oregon are challenging the federal government's attempt to access data in the state's Prescription Drug Monitoring Program.

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Deadline Passes For Cover Oregon Enrollment Starting In January

OPB | Jan. 8, 2014 12:06 p.m.

WEDNESDAY: Oregonians hoping to enroll in Cover Oregon by Jan 1 had until Monday. How many made the deadline?

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Emergency Room Visits More Frequent On Oregon Health Plan

OPB | Jan. 7, 2014 12:30 p.m.

TUESDAY: A new report shows emergency room visits are more common for those on Oregon's Medicaid program.

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Is There Fire Where There's Vapor?: The E-Cigarette Debate

OPB | Dec. 12, 2013 12:20 p.m.

THURSDAY: Following a national trend, some Oregon state legislators have introduced proposals for greater regulation over the sale of e-cigarettes.

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Smoking Cessation Drug Chantix Tied To Violent Side Effects

OPB | Dec. 9, 2013 12:40 p.m.

MONDAY: A Harrisburg woman alleges side effects from a smoking cessation drug caused her husband to murder their 13-year-old son before committing suicide himself.