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A Conversation with US Senator Ron Wyden

Emily Boerger | Apr 12, 2021 | Oregon

US Senator Ron Wyden is the Chairman of the powerful Senate Finance Committee, which has jurisdiction over Medicare and other elements of the US health care system. If health reform is going to move through this Congress, it’s going to pass through -- and likely start -- in his committee....[ Read More ]

5 Things Oregon: COVID uptick, Black leaders in health care, Rep. Marty Wilde

| Jun 16, 2020 | Oregon

I'm particularly excited to be hosting a unique conversation on Black leadership in US health care this Friday. Among the speakers is Eric Hunter, CEO of CareOregon. It's a free event, and I feature it for you in item 1 below. Growing up in Bend, Oregon, didn't provide me with a...[ Read More ]

5 Things Oregon: CCO 2.0 awards, Convening Panel, Provider burnout

| Jul 19, 2019 | Oregon

A huge thank you to the inimitable Emily Boerger for holding down this newsletter while I was on vacation with my family. We spent a few weeks in Bosnia, Croatia, and Montenegro. The siege of Sarajevo remains a story everyone should know. The massacre at Srebenica under the watchful eye of UN troops...[ Read More ]

U.S. Sens. Merkley and Wyden pen letter expressing concern over VA MISSION Act roll-out

Emily Boerger | Jul 11, 2019 | Oregon

In a July 9 letter, Oregon's U.S. Senators Jeff Merkley and Ron Wyden wrote to U.S. Department of Veteran Affairs Secretary Robert Wilkie to express concerns over the implementation of the VA MISSION Act. The letter specifically points to the roll-out of the new Veterans Community Care Program as a...[ Read More ]