Cover Oregon Deadline Nears

MEDFORD, Ore. — Less than a week remains to sign up for health insurance through Cover Oregon, and as agent Ed Steffens sits in his office, he knows there are plenty of people out there who still need coverage. “Well, most people are aware that they need to do something but they haven’t had time … Continue reading »

Proposal to End Cover Oregon Coming

MEDFORD, Ore. — Cover Oregon’s website continues to be only partially functional, leaving those needing coverage to fill out paper applications by hand until the website is fully up and running. Recently Governor Kitzhaber said he learned of the problems in October of 2013. Representative Dennis Richardson said he personally shared his concerns to the … Continue reading »

Cover Oregon Hosting Community Meeting

MEDFORD, Ore. — Cover Oregon is hosting a community meeting tomorrow, to get residents ready for the new health care reform. In just about a week, a new website will launch to help Oregonians understand and shop for health care plans. Anyone who does not have health insurance by January 1st could face penalties. The … Continue reading »

Oregon Outpatient Healthcare Options

GRANTS PASS, Ore. — For people looking to have an outpatient procedure there are two options, a hospital or an Ambulatory Surgery Center. While there are benefits to both, Ambulatory Surgery Centers are playing more and more of a role in Oregon healthcare. The day has come for John Murphy to have his knee operated … Continue reading »

CCO Helps Fund JoCo Public Health

GRANTS PASS, Ore. – A local healthcare organization has stepped in to help save jobs and fund important services in the Josephine County Public Health Department. AllCare, a coordinated care organization based in Grants Pass, has committed $171,000 over the next year to Public Health. It will help keep three full-time nurses on staff for … Continue reading »

Healthcare Training for Gay Community

MEDFORD, Ore. — For the first time in Southern Oregon, and only the second time in the state, a training is being held to help the aging gay community with health care needs. Rogue Valley Council of Governments’ Senior and Disability Services’ is holding the training. The goal is to arm staff and other health … Continue reading »