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High U.S. Health Spending Likely a Result of More Technology, Higher Prices, New Analysis Finds

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Despite spending far more on health care than other high-income countries in 2013, Americans had comparatively poor health outcomes, including shorter life expectancy and higher rates of chronic conditions, according to a new Commonwealth Fund analysis. Coauthors David Squires and Chloe Anderson found that higher spending appeared to be largely driven by greater use of medical technology and higher health …

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Consumer Confidence Project report is released

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We Can Do Better participated on the steering committee of the Consumer Confidence Project which is housed at the Oregon Public Health Institute. Read the report that assesses Oregon CCOs for transparency and customer experience here.

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Should Oregon Limit Antibiotic Use For Farm Animals?

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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 …

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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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