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Bruce Goldberg, M.D., knows how to relax. As director of the Oregon Health Authority, he has what The Oregonian called, “The toughest job in Oregon’s government.” To let off steam, he prescribes for himself a healthy dose of rock ‘n’ roll. Goldberg adds, “In my job you have to think a lot, and I find music to be the opposite.” …
The Multnomah Board of County Commisioners are considering a ban on Bisphenol A (BPA), proposed by chair Jeff Cogen. BPA is a potentially cancer-causing chemical that is found in some beverage containers like baby bottles and zippy cups. Commissioner Cogen is pushing for Multnomah County to take a stand against its use in children’s products. You can read his statement …
The Commonwealth Fund Commission on a High Performance Health System just published a report entitled: Why Not the Best? Results from the National Scorecard on U.S. Health System Performance. The graphic below shows some of their conclusions, but you can read the entire report here.
The Oregonian ran an editorial inspired by a review of Oregon’s “parity” law: A study reaffirms Oregon’s law forcing insurers to stop discriminating against persons with mental illness, and bolsters similar federal legislation For a shamefully long time, Oregon lawmakers bought the insurance industry’s claim that requiring “parity” — coverage of mental health and substance abuse equal to that for …