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Health Care for All: Oregon Fix It Screenings

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DATE: Sunday, April 10, 2016 TIME: 3:00pm LOCATION: Bandon Public Library – Sprague Room, 1204 11th St. SW, Bandon, OR SPEAKER: Mike Huntington, MD & Paul Hochfeld, MD SPONSORED BY: Health Care for All – Bandon CONTACT: Bob Fischer  541-347-1193 ADMISSION: Free ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ DATE: Saturday, April 23, 2016 TIME: 1:30pm LOCATION: Salem Unitarian Church, 5090 Center St. NE, Salem, OR SPEAKER: …

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Baltimore’s Health System Fails To Care For All Residents

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In the Sandtown-Winchester neighborhood of Baltimore, Maryland, where Freddie Gray lived, the typical resident lives a decade less than the average American. With growing distrust in law enforcement, citizens are also skeptical about the cost and quality of the medical care they receive. Jay Hancock of Kaiser Health News speaks with Here & Now’s Lisa Mullins about the massive health …

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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?

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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