OR Health Forum: Winners & Losers in the Battle to Control Healthcare Costs

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This innovative forum will explore the potential cost impacts to employers, physicians and other stakeholders by changing our healthcare payment system. When: Friday, June 24, 2016 from 6:45 AM to 9:15 AM (PDT)  Where: Multnomah Athletic Club – 1849 Southwest Salmon Street, Portland, OR 97205 – View Map Keynote Speaker: Harold Miller, President and CEO of the Center for Healthcare …

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Healthcare in the USA: Are we ready for reform once again?

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Healthcare in the USA: Are we ready for reform once again? Date: August 1st, 2016 Time: 3:00 – 4:30 pm Venue: Multnomah County Building, 501 SE Hawthorne Blvd (at Grand), 97214. Board Room on first floor. Co-sponsors: City Club of Portland, Health and Public Safety Issue Led Forum; Oregon Physicians for a National Health Program Registration: No charge. Seating is …

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In States Not Expanding Medicaid, Poor Are at Risk for Higher Costs, Fewer Benefits

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Low-income adults who qualify for expanded Medicaid under the Affordable Care Act (ACA) but live in states that have not increased eligibility for the program are at risk of paying higher out-of-pocket costs and receiving less comprehensive insurance coverage, according to a new Commonwealth Fund study. Read about it here.   Share this, please:

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2nd Lane Equity Coalition Event – Racism and Health: Tackling the Root Causes of Racial Inequities in Health

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Please join us for the 2nd Lane Equity Coalition! The Equity Workgroup of the Community Health Improvement Plan (CHIP), a collaborative effort between Lane County, PeaceHealth, Trillium, United Way and community organizations. Flyer available at www.lanecounty.org/tbh  Look under Community Resources for Lane Equity Coalition Date:          June 14, 2016 Time:         5:00 – 7:30 pm Location:  LCC Center for Meeting and Learning 4000 …

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How Congress And The VA Left Many Veterans Without A ‘Choice’

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NPR — together with member stations from across the country — has been reporting on troubles with the Veterans Choice program, a $10 billion plan created by Congress two years ago to squash long wait times veterans were encountering when going to see a doctor. But as we reported in March, this fix needs a fix. Read about it here. …

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