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What Does Trump's Health Care Order Mean For Oregonians?

OPB | Oct. 12, 2017 2:38 p.m. | Portland

President Donald Trump’s executive order on health care is being called a “serious threat” to the stability of Oregon’s health insurance market.

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Zoom Management Faces Massive Health Insurance Fine

OPB | Oct. 10, 2017 2:51 p.m. | Portland

Oregon has levied one of the largest insurance company fines in memory against the parent company of Zoom+Care. 

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'OPB Politics Now': Guns, Health Care And The Oregon Ballot

OPB | Oct. 5, 2017 3:12 p.m.

This time, we dig into the ballot referendum process in Oregon and how it could affect two of the most divisive issues of our time: gun control and health care.

News | Politics | Health | Election

Referendum Could Put Health Care Of 350K Oregonians In Jeopardy, Group Says

OPB | Oct. 5, 2017 12:23 p.m. | Portland

Opponents of a recent Oregon bill to fund health care through a new tax submitted signatures Thursday to get a referendum against the tax on the ballot.

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Immigrant Army Recruit | Amazon Organics | Puerto Rico | Mental Health Shelter

OPB | Oct. 5, 2017 noon

We hear about a troubled Army immigrant recruitment program, Amazon’s impact on organic produce prices, Mercy Corps efforts in Puerto Rico and a new mental health center for African-American women.

Arts | NW Life | Health | local | Oregon Art Beat

Fred Harwin Hand-Paints Windows To The Soul

OPB | Oct. 5, 2017 8 p.m. | Portland

Fred Harwin is an “ocularist” — he makes prosthetic eyeballs, hand-painting each one so it perfectly matches the patient’s other eye.

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Mass Shootings | ZoomCare | Housing Emergency | Grand Juries

OPB | Oct. 2, 2017 noon

We discuss mass shootings and gun control, Multnomah County's move to phase out the use of grand juries, a possible extension of Portland's housing state of emergency, and financial troubles at ZoomCare.

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Oregon Rally For Addiction Recovery Starts With A Pile Of Shoes

OPB | Sept. 29, 2017 3:15 p.m. | Portland

Several large Oregon health care nonprofits are coming together to fight addiction.

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Oregon: St. Charles Hospital In Bend Violated Staffing Rules

OPB | Sept. 29, 2017 10:02 a.m. | Bend, Oregon

The Oregon Health Authority released a report Thursday detailing how St. Charles Hospital in Bend violated its own staffing rules. 

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Solar Industry Changes | Lillard On Protests | Racism At Multnomah County?

OPB | Sept. 28, 2017 noon

Damian Lillard has some thoughts about taking the knee during the national anthem. Also, we hear about allegations of racism at Multnomah County. And we check in on Oregon's solar industry.

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Officials Worry ACA Repeal Efforts Will Affect Oregon Marketplace

OPB | Sept. 27, 2017 12:04 p.m. | Portland

Health care workers in Oregon worry that repeat efforts to repeal the Affordable Care Act might have left consumers confused.

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Turkey Trouble | Lead Dust | Makers And Techs

OPB | Sept. 25, 2017 noon

We hear about turkey poop in eastern Oregon, lead dust from home demolitions, and an effort to bring creative types and technical types together in the Oregon startup world.

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Uncertainty Plagues Washington's Individual Health Insurance Market

Northwest News Network | Sept. 24, 2017 12:45 p.m.

People who buy individual health insurance in Washington state can expect another round of rate hikes next year.

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Oregon Senators Sound The Alarm On Latest GOP Health Care Bill

OPB | Sept. 22, 2017 1:13 p.m. | Portland

Nursing home residents in Portland told Oregon’s two Democratic senators Friday that they would be devastated by the health care cuts proposed in the latest bill to repeal the Affordable Care Act.

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Study: Poor Communication Can Aid Spread Of 'Superbugs'

OPB | Sept. 21, 2017 3:01 p.m. | Portland

A new study finds a lack of communication between nursing homes and hospitals is contributing to the spread of antibiotic resistant bacteria.

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Air Pollution | Mental Health Program | 'The Spirit Of Dialogue'

OPB | Sept. 21, 2017 noon

We look at a new study on air pollution and race, and a Lane County effort to improve mental health response by police. Also, OSU's Aaron Wolf talks about his book, "The Spirit of Dialogue."

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Sen. Patty Murray: GOP Trashed Bipartisan Bill For Latest ACA Repeal Attempt

OPB | Sept. 21, 2017 8:30 a.m.

U.S. Sen. Patty Murray, D-Wash., blames Republican leadership for putting a freeze on her bipartisan health care plan.

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Oregon Lawmakers Take Up Health Authority Debacle Next Week

OPB | Sept. 15, 2017 3:27 p.m. | Salem, Oregon

Oregon lawmakers are returning to the Capitol for a three-day flurry of meetings. It’s the first round of Legislative Days since the 2017 session adjourned July 7.

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Resources For Veterans And Survivors

OPB | Sept. 15, 2017 2:52 p.m.

For veterans, war survivors and non-service members needing help, here are available resources.

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News Roundtable | Oregon Health Authority | Race In The Classroom

OPB | Sept. 1, 2017 noon

Students are advocating for more classroom discussions about race and privilege. Also, we sit down with Oregon Health Authority's new director, and our news roundtable takes up some big stories of the week.