12 18 2014
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Obamacare: In Oregon Health Care Reform Is About Far More Than Expanding Access

Health officials say reforms will save money by focusing on prevention and basic care

Legislators in Oregon's state capitol are working on dozens of bills that will decide exactly what Oregon's health care system will look like in 2014 and beyond. What's for sure is that Oregon's answer to Obamacare will do much more than simply expand health insurance coverage. 

Read more: Obamacare: In Oregon Health Care Reform Is About Far More Than Expanding Access

Video: Obama Proposes Changes to Medicare and Social Security in New Budget

Official: Plan would include $400 billion in savings to Medicare over 10 years

 President Barack Obama's upcoming budget plan will include proposed changes to Social Security and Medicare plus some new tax increases in an effort for the president to reach a deal with Republicans. The plan quickly drew criticism from liberal groups Friday.


Read more: Video: Obama Proposes Changes to Medicare and Social Security in New Budget

OSHA Cites Former Pal Youth Center in East Portland for 'Serious' Asbestos Violations

Former Board Member says those who spoke up were \"shut down" or \"forced out"

A report from the Oregon Occupational Health and Safety Administration has cited the Police Activities League for three violations, two labeled "serious" at the youth center at 424 N.E.  172nd, raising concerns about the potential risk to children and staff of exposure to asbestos, present in the floor tiles of a girls' restroom and a staff restroom.

Read more: OSHA Cites Former Pal Youth Center in East Portland for 'Serious' Asbestos Violations

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