Oregon’s largest anti-abortion advocacy group wants insurance companies to offer it a special plan that doesn’t cover emergency contraception.
Small employers will pay about 8.1% more for health insurance in Oregon, while individuals will pay about 6.2% more in 2024.
A federal fall vaccination campaign will also include the annual flu short and a newly-approved RSV vaccine.
Hospital leaders said the new measures are part of an overall beefing up of security at Salem Health facilities and clinics over the past year. The July shooting of a security guard at a Portland hospital accelerated some plans.
Secretary of State auditors recommend changes to provide equal prescription access to all Oregon Health Plan members.
Gov. Tina Kotek has signed House Bill 2002, which shores up access to abortions and gender-affirming health care. The bill was a key driver of the Senate Republicans walkout.
Disability Rights Oregon says Marion County judges are undermining an agreement to ease crowding in the Oregon State Hospital
Insurers are seeking premium increases for 2024 averaging 6.2% for individual plans and 12.1% for small business plans.
Recent grants to expand abortion access in Oregon come out of $15 million allocated by the state Legislature in 2022.
Family Building Blocks opened a new mental health program just before the pandemic to make it easier for parents and kids to get therapy in a familiar setting. A recent gift is helping its therapists deepen their training.