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Should Oregon Limit Antibiotic Use For Farm Animals?


A bill in the Oregon legislature would limit the use of antibiotics on farms and ranches to only sick animals. Proponents fear that we are in danger of a “post-antibiotic future,” where drugs will become less and less effective. Opponents argue that the Food and Drug Administration is doing an adequate job regulating the use of antibiotics in farm animals and that state …

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Statewide Cover Oregon enrollment opportunities

If you have not yet enrolled in Cover Oregon, you have until March 31. SEIU is offering free, open to the public enrollment workshops throughout Oregon through open enrollment. Please register to ensure your spot. Look here for an opportunity near you.

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We’ve still got a lot of work to do …


I’m so grateful to have spent the past seven years working with all of you to make health reform a reality in Oregon. When we began the Archimedes Movement in January of 2006 we were the first grassroots organization to begin talking about getting better health out of health reform. Some thought we were a distraction from advocacy for universal health …

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CA Hospital Fair Pricing Act- What can Oregon learn from this?

This article summarizes California’s Hospital Fair Pricing Act, which was passed in 2006 with the intent of protecting low-income uninsured patients from having to pay hospitals’ full billed charges.  Something for Oregon to consider? Look here for full article.    

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When Doctors Don’t Listen

A new book by two Brigham and Women’s Hospital in Boston looks at how over-use of algorithms creates “cookbook medicine”.

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