Monthly Archive for: ‘December, 2011’

Health, Care, Reform and You: Our Thoughts upon Entering a New Year

As we end our sixth year, reflection on the past year is a common thing to do. For us, it is the time when our policy committee – the Community Leadership Council (CLC) – reviews what happened this year, and what they want us to focus on in the coming year. We landed on some interesting themes, and those themes …

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If you don’t think your $25 donation 
matters…

…imagine what $250,000.00 can do. There are two ways to give: 1. Donate online: www.WeCanDoBetter.org/donate 2. Mail your check to: We Can Do Better PO Box 13314 Portland, OR 97213-0314 Together we can do better. Again, thank you for your support.

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Where Does Oregon Rank in Health Outcomes?

Depending on the specifics being discussed it can sound like Oregon is way out in front or lagging terribly behind. Sometimes it’s because we’re being innovative, and sometimes it’s a reflection of the level of data that is available to measure changes in real time. There could be other reasons too, but this recent tool is provided by United Health …

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Health Care for a Changing Workforce

I joined the Freelancers Union when it first started. At the time I was a consultant, working as a sole proprietor and so were my neighbors on all sides. Now they are applying to start a federal CO-OP in several states, including Oregon. Read about their founder, and how entrepreneurs, freelance workers and others are changing the way that health …

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