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 »

Cover Oregon Application Fair

EUGENE, Ore. — The mid-December deadline to sign up for health insurance for the new year is quickly approaching, but the Cover Oregon website is still not working properly. Cover Oregon staff will be in Eugene Thursday to help people apply. Cover Oregon is holding an application fair at the Lane Events Center. It’s one of … Continue reading »

Health Care Town Hall

EUGENE, Ore. — Those hoping to learn more about health care in Oregon can attend a town hall meeting on the issue Wednesday night. Senator Lee Beyer and Representative Phil Barnhart, along with other legislators, will be discussing the Affordable Care Act. They’ll also answer questions about how to access health care benefits. The town … Continue reading »

PeaceHealth & CHI Suspend Joint Venture

SPRINGFIELD, Ore. — PeaceHealth and Catholic Health Initiatives will not be partnering. The two suspended talks on a proposed joint venture. PeaceHealth says this was not personality driven, nor was it a disagreement over philosophy, but rather the inability to come to an agreement on technical financial issues that had to do with contracts and … Continue reading »

City Works to Set Up Mobile Health Care

SPRINGFIELD, Ore. — The city of Springfield may not have won the Bloomberg Mayors Challenge, but it will continue working to establish mobile health care in Springfield and Eugene. The city’s working to set up a mobile health care system so nurses can come right to your home at a time when doctors’ offices are … Continue reading »

4J to Change School Nurse Services

EUGENE, Ore. — The 4J School District is changing its nursing services next year. The district will close its four health centers at its high schools, but it will also hire seven more nurses. The district says next year each high school will have a school nurse. It says a nurse will also be assigned to serve … Continue reading »

Gov. Kitzhaber Honored by First Lady

EUGENE, Ore. — Governor Kitzhaber has one of the best seats in the house Tuesday night. He was invited to sit with the first lady at the State of the Union Address. Michelle Obama noted that the governor’s innovative plans for health care earned him his ticket to one of the most important speeches of … Continue reading »