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Emily Boerger | Apr 12, 2021 | Oregon

Oregon state budget framework says there is enough to keep essential programs afloat

| Mar 31, 2021 | Oregon

The Joint Committee on Ways and Means released their 2021-2023 budget framework last Wednesday, which includes recent federal aid through the American Rescue Plan. With federal help of around $2.6 billion, the co-chairs plan to continue funding the Oregon Health Plan without cuts. Total resources for the proposed budget are...[ Read More ]

Gov. Brown and OHA announce another acceleration of vaccine eligibility timelines

| Mar 30, 2021 | Oregon

Governor Kate Brown and the Oregon Health Authority (OHA) announced another acceleration of vaccine eligibility in a press release Friday in response to efficient vaccine distribution and increasing vaccine supplies from the federal government. Phase 1B Group 7, which includes frontline workers and all adults with underlying health conditions, will...[ Read More ]

OHA expands individual authorization for COVID-19 vaccine administration

| Mar 23, 2021 | Oregon

The Oregon Health Authority expanded the list of authorized individuals who can administer COVID-19 vaccines. The 30 newly authorized groups are health professionals and allied professionals who are licensed or trained or have an active license or training within the last five years.      On March 11, the U.S...[ Read More ]

Oregon House comes to standstill due to COVID-19 and legislative slowdown

| Mar 23, 2021 | Oregon

The Oregon Legislature learned Monday that someone who was present at the Capitol was diagnosed with COVID-19. Exposure occurred on the House floor on March 15 and March 16.  House Speaker Tina Kotek outlined in a press release Monday that the House will not return to the floor until March...[ Read More ]

Gov. Brown and OHA announce new vaccine eligibility timelines

| Mar 22, 2021 | Oregon

Oregon Gov. Kate Brown announced an acceleration of COVID-19 vaccination eligibility timelines in a press conference Friday. Assuming the federal government delivers the expected vaccine allotment, all adult Oregonians will be eligible to receive a vaccine by May 1.  Beginning March 22, migrant seasonal farm workers in the fields will...[ Read More ]

Medical liability insurance rates are rising in Oregon with no indication of going back down

| Mar 18, 2021 | Oregon

Medical liability insurance rates are going up in Oregon due to an increasing number of medical defense cases in the last few years, according to Jeffrey Street, co-managing partner at Hodgkinson Street Mepham LLC.  Speaking at the Oregon Health Forum’s “Oregon’s Changing Medical Liability Insurance Market” event today, Street explained...[ Read More ]

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