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The Oregon Center for Public Policy (OCPP) issued two briefs on the Oregon Health Insurance Exchange, pointing to challenges around adverse selection. The Oregon Legislature passed SB 99, which authorized creation of a state insurance exchange, but before implementation moves forward, a business plan must be approved during the 5-week 2012 Oregon session. Attention will be paid to whether the …
The League of Women Voters® of Oregon has produced an in-depth summary of this year’s session. Like the rest of the report, the section on health attempts to report on both the bills passed and the other issues discussed: Public Health Division: Early childhood prevention programs have been provided under the Public Health umbrella. Babies First, Maternal and Child Health and Women, …
In his New York Times column, Mark Bittman writes about FoodCorps, a national service program that aims to improve nutrition education for children, develop school gardening projects and change what’s being served on school lunch trays. Is FoodCorps necessary? The organizations that are fighting childhood obesity on the front lines seem to think so: 108 groups from 39 states and the District …