2007 Health Reform Rally at the Oregon Capitol

In March of 2007, We Can Do Better volunteers and supporters gather on the steps of the Oregon Capitol to support health reform legislation. [Show picture list] Share this, please:

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Medicare and the Oregon Better Health Act

At 12:30 PM Next Wednesday, March 14, 2007, I’ll be on the Capitol steps in Salem for a rally and press conference. This event launches the campaign for Senate Bill 27, The Oregon Better Health Act. I hope you will join me. The Archimedes Movement reached a major milestone last Monday when the Oregon Better Health Act was formally introduced …

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Mental Health Care

In spite of Oregon’s long, progressive social and health policy tradition, our mental health system has fallen far and fast in recent years. Economics and indifference have reversed substantial achievements. With more than 33 years in the public mental health system, I am acutely aware — at both personal and system levels — of the destruction. Patients, families, psychiatric providers …

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Archived Archimedes Movement blog

In our early days we used a website that was primarily focused on interactive blogging and comments to develop a set of principles and a framework for approaching reform. This link will take you to an archived copy of our blog through 2006. Share this, please:

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Controlling Costs

In a recent op-ed piece in the Oregonian, Steve Gregg challenged the various health reform proposals – including the Archimedes Movement – to focus on cost containment, and implied that all of the efforts underway are simply trying to find more money to finance the system, or reallocate what is currently available. I have worked with Mr. Gregg in the …

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