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Providing Healthcare For Transgender Oregonians

Jan. 6, 2015 8:06 p.m.

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

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Healthcare News Update

June 10, 2014 7:45 p.m.

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

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Getting Mental Healthcare To Transition Age Youth

Jan. 9, 2013 8:06 p.m.

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. 

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Gauging The State Of Healthcare At OHSU

March 11, 2013 7:30 p.m.

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.

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President Obama Speaks on Russia, Healthcare and the Economy

Aug. 9, 2013 8:06 p.m.

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.

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Obama's Healthcare Compromise

Feb. 10, 2012 5:50 p.m.

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.

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Oregon Could Go Back To State-Based Health Exchange

Dec. 17, 2015 4:28 p.m.

Costs will go up if Oregon sticks with the federally run So, the state is exploring other options.

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Should Doctors Be Using Their Smartphones In The Operating Room?

July 29, 2015 5:21 p.m.

Do smartphones help or hinder healthcare professionals?

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Is ZoomCare Changing The Way Health Care Is Delivered?

March 11, 2015 7:06 p.m.

ZoomCare revolutionized the marketplace for on-demand healthcare.

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Urban Versus Rural Health Care Premiums

Dec. 16, 2014 8:06 p.m.

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.

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Civilian Conservation Corps

Nov. 3, 2009 4 a.m.

2008 is the 75th anniversary of the Civilian Conservation Corps.  Today its work is still enjoyed in parks and forests around the state.  Through interviews with former enrollees, and historic film and pictures, the program tells the story of the CCC in Oregon.

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Ryan Shoots Down Trump Endorsement, As He Readies House GOP Campaign Agenda

May 25, 2016 3:53 p.m.

House Republicans will begin rolling out their policy agenda in June.

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