Health Issues

Oregon approves new taxes to address Medicaid costs

Jan 24, 2018

Oregon voters have approved taxes on hospitals, health insurers and managed care companies to address rising Medicaid costs

The Latest: Oregon approves new taxes for Medicaid costs

Jan 24, 2018

Oregon voters have approved taxes on hospitals, health insurers and managed care companies to address rising Medicaid costs

Oregonians to vote on Medicaid taxes as costs soar

Jan 22, 2018

Oregonians will vote Tuesday on whether to allow Medicaid taxes on hospitals and health insurers to stem health care costs since the state's expansion of the popular program in 2014

Deportation fears have legal immigrants avoiding health care

Jan 21, 2018

Advocates for Latino immigrants say legal residents and U.S. citizens are avoiding care and treatment, fearing their information could be used to identify and deport relatives living in the country illegally.

Prosecutor: Woman stole gold to pay mom's medical expenses

Jan 19, 2018

A woman charged with stealing $40,000 worth of gold from her employer to pay for her sick mother's medical expenses has avoided jail

My guns or my ganja? Firearm-owning pot fans face a choice

Jan 14, 2018

The federal government says grass and guns don't mix, and that is putting gun owners who use marijuana in a potentially uncomfortable position

Some fans of Trump and pot feel allegiances go up in smoke

Jan 11, 2018

Conservatives in favor of pot legalization are chiding the Trump administration's recent moves as an affront to personal liberties and states' rights

Trump health pick wary of government drug price negotiations

Jan 9, 2018

HHS nominee Azar wary of broad government role in negotiating drug prices

Democrats move to offense on health care; seek 'big ideas'

Jan 8, 2018

Democrats shift to offense on health care, say goal is coverage for all

Pot industry frets, then shrugs off Sessions' new policy

Jan 7, 2018

Pot purveyors are shrugging off the long-term effects of the DOJ's announcement it would no longer adopt a "hands-off" approach to states that have legalized marijuana

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