Doctor in the House? Or Senate?

Oregon medicos flock to state politics as the stakes for health-care reform grow.

The average emergency-room doctor makes about $250,000 a year, but Dr. Sharon Meieran says she now makes “well under” that...   More
Wednesday, April 4, 2012 NIGEL JAQUISS

Occupiers' Hoax Fools Some, Confuses Others

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A leading Oregon health insurance company got punked Wednesday during an elaborate prank staged as part of an ongoing Occupy Portland protest against large corporations. (More coverage here and here.)The protest, called F29 Shut Down the Corporations, targeted members of the American Legislative Exchange Council, a group of companies and conservative legislators who craft model bills for states to ...   More
Wednesday, February 29, 2012 HANNAH HOFFMAN

Killing Health Care Reform: Where are Wu, Schrader and DeFazio?

For those of us who are so sickened watching the slow death of comprehensive health-care reform that we may have to see a doctor ourselves, U.S. Rep. Earl Blumenauer (D-Ore.) and other progressive House members have provided some welcome relief. Blumenauer and 56 other House lawmakers signed a letter last week saying they won't support any health-care legislation that doesn't include a strong ...   More
Monday, August 3, 2009 JAMES PITKIN

A Thousand People Crowd Downtown For Health Care Rally

Over a thousand people crammed into Terry Shrunk Plaza Saturday morning for the “Health Insurance Reform Now” event, part of a nationwide campaign to push Congress to adopt sweeping changes to the country's health care system. “How can we pay for two wars in the Middle East, but not be able to provide my cousin with health care?” asked Tom Chamberlain, president of the ...   More
Monday, August 31, 2009 Anvi Bui


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