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 »

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