Health care

Health care
PeaceHealth plans major cuts
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Wednesday, July 17, 2013

PeaceHealth is facing a major budget gap and needs to save $30 million in the next two months, on top of the $100 million in savings it already identified. Lane County's largest health care provider is suspending hiring immediately and reviewing vacant positions to see if they can be cut.

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Oregon hospitals get ranked
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Wednesday, July 17, 2013

U.S. News ranked hospitals around the country. See how Oregon hospitals stacked up.

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Oregon gets $2.9M for health exchange advisors
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Tuesday, July 16, 2013

The U.S. Department of Health and Human Services is giving Oregon $2.9 million of a nationwide $150 million in grants to hire advisors to help patients enroll with health insurance marketplaces. Nearly 3,000 people will be hired nationwide.

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Oregonians pay 10 times more for prescription drugs
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Friday, July 12, 2013

Oregonians have paid 10 times more for top-selling prescription drugs due to deals between drug manufacturers to delay generics.

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Oregon works to keep 'frequent fliers' out of ER
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Wednesday, July 10, 2013

As part of a national health care overhaul, Oregon is trying to encourage people who frequent the emergency room to get their health care from regular doctors instead.

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