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Providing Healthcare For Transgender Oregonians

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

Segmentarticle - Jan. 6, 2015

Healthcare News Update

We check in with The Lund Report's executive editor about Cover Oregon, hospital mergers, health insurance rates, and more.

Segmentarticle - June 10, 2014

President Obama Speaks on Russia, Healthcare and the Economy

President Obama will hold a press conference today at noon. Topics will include Russian relations, Edward Snowden and the state of the economy. We'll have reactions to the speech with our News Roundtable immediately following the press conference.

Segmentarticle - Aug. 9, 2013

Gauging The State Of Healthcare At OHSU

Portland's largest private employer, Oregon Health & Science University, recently announced a hiring freeze. Chief financial officer, Lawrence Furnstahl says while there will be some select hiring for critical staff, the freeze is necessary to contain costs. Since most federal research money comes from discretionary spending, sequestration is hitting OHSU and other research institutions hard, Furnstahl says. OHSU relies on the federal government for about 40 percent of its two billion dollar budget. Furnstahl told the Portland Business Journal that the uncertainty of federal funds and the rising cost of public employee retirement benefits are prompting OHSU to do some serious belt-tightening.

Segmentarticle - March 11, 2013

Getting Mental Healthcare To Transition Age Youth

After the mall shooting deaths of two people at Clackamas Town Center and the incomprehensible loss of 20 young children and seven adults at Sandy Hook Elementary, we're looking into some of the potential ways to prevent such tragedies. We've discussed security in schools, mental health resources for parents and kids, and most recently, gun laws. On this show, we'll find out what kind of mental health care is available to youth ages 16-25, also called "Transition Age Youth." That's generally the age range of those who commit these kinds of unspeakable acts of violence. And it's the age group that several years ago, the state found was 80 percent less likely (pdf) to get the mental health care they need compared with other age groups. 

Segmentarticle - Jan. 9, 2013

Obama's Healthcare Compromise

The Obama administration has announced a new compromise for contraceptive coverage for women working for religiously affiliated employers. Under the new plan employers like charities or hospitals with religious affiliations will not be required to pay for contraceptive coverage.

Segmentarticle - Feb. 10, 2012

Urban Versus Rural Health Care Premiums

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.

Segmentarticle - Dec. 16, 2014

Oregon Braces For Open Enrollment With Federal Website

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.

Segmentarticle - Nov. 10, 2014

Cover Oregon Transitions To The Federal System

We'll get a progress report on Oregon's switch over from the state's failed health insurance exchange website to the federal healthcare.gov.

Segmentarticle - June 18, 2014

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