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Health insurance companies covering jail inmates shift millions in costs to taxpayers. Now they have to stop.


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Lawmakers fell short on some high-profile bills in the even-year session that ended last week, including the Columbia River Crossing, gun control and marijuana legalization. But the Legislature    More
 
Wednesday, March 12, 2014 NIGEL JAQUISS

Fingers Crossed: Oregon Health Insurance Reform Package Headed for Key Vote Today

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Keep your fingers crossed today, as a set of three bills designed to bring greater oversight to health-insurance rate increases are expected to face a crucial vote in an Oregon Senate committee.Sen. Chip Shields (D-North/Northeast Portland) says he's optimistic the bills he's pushing will win approval from the Committee on General Government, Consumer and Small Business Protection.Shields became alarmed ...   More
 
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A Thousand People Crowd Downtown For Health Care Rally


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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

Mark Your Calendars: Oct. 18 Health Care March Downtown For A Public Option


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Local supporters of a public option as part of national health care reform are organizing a march downtown on Oct. 18. “There is citizen discontent with the current bill” working its way through the Senate Finance Committee, says Ian McCurdy, one of the event's supporters. According to the group's website, the demonstration aims to show insurance companies that Portland “has ...   More
 
Friday, September 25, 2009 Anvi Bui

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