Merkley Speaks Out on Women’s Health

EUGENE, Ore. — Your personal and private health decisions are not your boss’s business–that was the message Senator Jeff Merkley was trying to get out Friday. A current court case could allow “for profit” companies to deny insurance coverage to women for birth control and other preventive services if they have a moral objection. On … Continue reading »

Healthcare Fair

EUGENE, Ore. –Two Eugene groups were helping residents sign up for healthcare Saturday. The deadline for open enrollment is March 31 so Saturday, the Democratic Party of Lane County and Lane County Young Democrats held a healthcare fair to help folks get covered. Both groups helped community members with questions about the different plans and … 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 »

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 pairĀ just got approved forĀ $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 »

Lane County Facing Doctor Shortage

EUGENE, Ore. — Insurance plans are starting to kick in for people who signed up on Cover Oregon, many of whom didn’t have insurance before. Now, the search is on for doctors to treat everyone. Peacehealth officials say there’s a major shortage of primary care doctors in Lane County, and with the influx of customers … Continue reading »

Eugene Mission Loses Health Care

EUGENE, Ore. — Cuts in the Lane County Health and Human Services Department may leave people at the Eugene Mission without health care. Many of the men, women and children living at the Eugene Mission haven’t enjoyed a healthy lifestyle. After surviving life on the streets, some come into the mission suffering a wide variety … Continue reading »