460K Sign up for Obamacare in First Week

(CNN) — More than 460,000 people signed up for Obamacare in the first week of enrollment that started November 15. That’s according to the US Department of Health and Human Services. The department says 48 percent of the signups are new customers. More than 1 million applications were submitted to Healthcare.gov. Enrollment for 2015 coverage … Continue reading »

Couple Separate to Keep Health Insurance

MARYVILLE, Tenn. (CNN) — Linda Drain said the day she said “I do” was the best day of her life. “I believe that my marriage is about commitment and love and support,” Linda said. Her husband Larry said he planned on being with Linda forever. He promised to be by her side through sickness, health, … Continue reading »

Feds Find Health Care Enrollment Issues

(CNN) —  Hundreds of thousands of people who signed up for health insurance under the Affordable Care Act will be asked to verify their enrollment information. Federal officials say they have found inconsistencies in about two million insurance enrollments. They are reaching out to consumers to confirm their eligibility for insurance subsidies provided by the … Continue reading »

Three Health Care Professionals Honored

EUGENE, Ore. — The Oregon Primary Care Association recognized three health care professionals at its annual Health Center Leadership Awards on April 25. Dr. Kim Freuen, Dental Clinic Coordinator at the White Bird Clinic in Eugene, won a Health Equities award for aiding in the expansion of White Bird’s dental services and ensuring that more … Continue reading »

National Nurses Week

EUGENE, Ore. — Tuesday marks the start of National Nurses Week, and the spotlight is on the profession now more than ever. Oregon, along with the rest of the nation, is facing a shortage in primary care physicians. Nurses with advanced and specialized degrees, like nurse practitioners, have stepped up to fill the gap. In … Continue reading »

Help for Homeless Hospital Patients

EUGENE, Ore. — Homeless hospital patients now have a care facility where they can recover. It not only meets their health care needs, but also reduces financial stress on the health care system. “We have a long-standing challenge with patients that are homeless that also have a lot of medical issues. They are very vulnerable,” … Continue reading »

Cover Oregon Deadline March 31

EUGENE, Ore. — If you haven’t signed up for health insurance yet, you’re running out of time. You have a week left. The deadline to enroll in coverage under the Affordable Care Act is Monday, March 31. If you don’t sign up for insurance, it’ll cost you. You’ll face a fine of $95 or 1 … Continue reading »

Free Health Clinic Opens In Veneta

VENETA, Ore. — In a world of changing healthcare, more people have access to health insurance. But having access to medical care can be challenging for rural communities like Veneta because the closest options are at least 30 minutes away. But that’s not the case anymore. The Lane Fire Authority in Veneta has opened its … Continue reading »

Health Care Event at Planned Parenthood

EUGENE, Ore. — The federal health insurance deadline is fast approaching. If you still need to enroll, there is help. About 250,000 Oregonians have signed up for health insurance through Cover Oregon and Oregon Health Authority. But if you still need coverage, it’s crunch time. You need to sign up by March 31, or you’ll … Continue reading »

New Medical Clinic Coming to Oakridge

OAKRIDGE, Ore. — A new medical clinic will soon be opening in Oakridge, headed by two young entrepreneurs from the University of Oregon. The pair just got approved for $70,000 from the Lane County Board of Commissioners for their project. Oliver Alexander and Orion Falvey founded the Orchid Health Collective last year after attending a business conference … Continue reading »

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