The Oregon House passed a historic resolution, House Joint Resolution 203, the “Hope Amendment,” authored by Rep. Mitch Greenlick (with many co-sponsors), which would give the Oregon electorate the opportunity to vote on an amendment to the Oregon Constitution declaring health care to be a fundamental right

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Physician Orders for Life Sustaining Treatment, have become a staple in care for the fragile or seriously ill. They document in detail what kind of medical treatments patients want — or don’t want — at the end of life. Nearly every state in the US has a program; dozens are established or developing. But in Oregon, organizers have taken a step to ensure that final medical wishes are honored

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Researchers have demonstrated they can efficiently improve the DNA of human embryos

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Oregon was the first state to allow patients with terminal illnesses to request medications that would end their lives

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Michael was born biologically male 13 years ago on the Grand Ronde Indian Reservation. Mom, Dee, remembers buying dresses for three nieces when Michael — who now goes by Michaela — was about 6 years old

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A Case for Oregon

June 21, 2013

Prioritizing and limiting services to expand access to healthcare

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A study in the New England Journal of Medicine casts doubt on whether increased access to Medicaid results in better health outcomes, and media on both sides of the aisle have been quick to spin the results

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