All Stacked Up And No Place To Go

Psychiatric patients are being warehoused in Portland’s emergency rooms in growing numbers.

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Jennifer Ann has found herself in Portland emergency rooms more than two dozen times in the past 20 years—almost always for the same reason.  “Usually I go,” she says, “because I fe   More
Wednesday, July 16, 2014 NIGEL JAQUISS

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

Wanted: Uninsured Oregonians

About 643,000 Oregonians lack medical coverage—roughly one in six state residents. And the Oregon Center for Public Policy notes today that there's a good chance for those uninsured Oregonians with few resources to apply to the Department of Health Services in an upcoming drawing for the Oregon Health Plan. The drawing aims to reduce the number of uninsured Oregonians by about 20,000 people. To ...   More
Wednesday, October 6, 2010 Jason Slotkin


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