The Trump administration will allow states to cap Medicaid spending, which covers about 1 in 5 low-income Americans. The new block grant program – now called “Healthy Adult Opportunity” – was rejected by Congress three years ago and will effectively reduce health benefits for millions who gained coverage through the Affordable Care Act. Democrats, health care […]
The August Lunch on Common Sense Gun Reform was well attended and was followed by a lively discussion. Gun shootings and gun violence have become a public health problem. Brian Josephson, who is very well informed on current gun issues, spoke to our group. He was one of the organizers of the March for Our […]
Here is some information about SB770, the Healthcare For All Bill that passed in the 2019 Oregon Legislature and has been signed by Gov Kate Brown last July. This bill in summary, establishes a Task Force on Universal Health Care charged with recommending to Legislative Assembly the design of Health Care for All Oregon Plan, […]
Have you seen the new Title IX regulations? These new regulations raise the cost of women’s healthcare! What’s the point here? Do Republicans want women pregnant and poor—too poor to afford education and think for themselves? Are they worried because women might care about nutrition for children (as opposed to subsidizing and advertising junk food?
If you missed July’s Democratic Lunch, you missed an informative presentation and discussion on Healthcare proposals. What follow is a summary of Sandra Coyner’s talk. Democrats need to start with what we really want healthcare in America to be, then compromise. Don’t compromise first. That was the advice given by Sandra Coyner, a retired professor, […]
It has been a long time since the Roe v. Wade Supreme Court Decision. Anti-abortion folks have been chipping away since then, with the now grand push to overturn the decision before us. The topic is not just “abortion”; it is protecting access to a woman’s reproductive health. Here is an Opinion Piece related to […]
High among its prescriptions for limiting global sea level rise and climate disruption is an advisory for humanity to reduce its collective consumption of animal products by at least 30 percent. After all, between the feed production required to raise cattle and other livestock and these animals’ massive release of methane, animal agriculture harms the […]
The local Democratic Health Committee has focused on Josephine County Public Health over the past four months. In February we became aware of a decision by the county commissioners to explore outsourcing of the county public health programs via an RFP( request for proposals). Our group sought more information on reasons for public health changes […]
Oregon HB4005 was signed into law on March 13 by Governor Kate Brown. The bill brings greater transparency around drug pricing, an important step towards making life-saving and essential drugs more available and affordable. https://www.bizjournals.com/portland/news/2018/03/02/drug-price-transparency-bill-passes-oregon-senate.html
The following story by reporter Anita Savio appeared in the March 28, 2018 edition of the Illinois Valley News. New Josephine County Public Health Director Michael Weber brings a wealth of background and a strong commitment to ensuring his department continues to serve Josephine County residents in the face of changing community needs. For instance, […]
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