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In Oregon, Voters Say Yes to Taxes for Health Care

"The other big message from this campaign is health care should ... The largest contributor to the campaign to pass the taxes was the association that represents Oregon hospitals. Other health care co... read more

Debate heats up surrounding Oregon Meas. 101 on hospital, healthcare provider tax

Oregon voters will be deciding on Measure 101 this January; a bill that would repeal a tax on health care providers ... insurance companies can pass the tax to them. Parish also says the money raised ... read more

Measure 101 passes with big lead; proponents celebrate

Oregon approved taxes on hospitals ... self-insured corporations like Nike from Medicaid taxes but not Oregonians who buy insurance on health care exchanges. They also believed hospitals and insurers ... read more

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Voters pass Measure 101

How is the Oregon Health Plan financed? Both the state and the federal government pay for it with public funds, with the federal government picking up most of the tab. Hospitals, insurers and coordina... read more

Hospitals Make Housing the Homeless Part of Their Job

During the five years Tony Price roamed the streets and dozed in doorways, the emergency rooms of Sacramento’s hospitals were a regular place for him to sleep off a hard day’s drinking. “A lot of time... read more

State: Health care and taxes will be big ballot box issues

mirroring the big recent fights at the federal level about the Affordable Care Act and federal tax policy. The January special election on Ballot Measure 101’s new Oregon taxes on hospitals and certai... read more

Is More Care Better Care?

Maybe some regions spend more money because they have sicker people — and the Dartmouth data doesn’t capture this. Maybe poorer, or richer, regions spend more on health care — and ... question is whet... read more

The closing tally on the Measures 66 and 67 campaigns: $12.5 million

The successful campaign to pass Measures 66 and 67 ... Oregon revenues. The record for campaign spending in a ballot measure race is $15 million; tobacco companies poured in cash to defeat a 2007 meas... read more

Majority Democrats power bills past GOP

SALEM — After a session of restraint, Oregon’s Democratic lawmakers are flexing the power of their big majorities ... target is an embryonic campaign aimed at referring to voters the $550 million in n... read more

Obama Challenges the GOP to Keep Its Word on Mental Health Care Funding

Obama proposed $500 million of new spending to increase access to mental health care and to make mental health information ... the executive branch meddling with lawmaking. “There is a big difference ... read more

Oregon Passes Hefty Insurance Tax to Prop Up Its Scandalous Medicaid System

The new levies - 1.5 percent on health insurers and 4.6 percent on hospitals ... taxes a missed "opportunity to repair and reform how the state funds and spends government health care dollars." Still, ... read more

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