COVID Hospitalization Costs Add Up! FAIR Health is an independent nonprofit that collects data for and manages the nation’s largest database of privately billed health insurance claims and is entrusted with Medicare Parts A, B and D claims data for 2013 to the present. “We found the average charge per COVID-19 patient requiring a hospital […]
In case you missed this, Dr. Scott Nelson spoke at a Grants Pass Rotary meeting last week (August 12, 2021) and had dire predictions for our community relating to COVID surges. “We need to be prepared for an onslaught like we have never seen. It is not inconceivable that we will be like New York […]
COVID-19 Vaccinations are becoming more widely available with the roll out of the The American Rescue Plan. However, there are many questions people still have relating to the vaccine. Join our Healthcare Caucus as they present a COVID-19 Vaccination Question and Answer Virtual Forum with guest speakers, Dr. Bruce Murray, Internal Medicine Specialist and Josephine […]
Support Senate Bill 755 To Fund The Drug Addiction Treatment & Recovery Act Guest contributor, Dr. Barbra Villona – Measure 110 was endorsed by labor unions, professional organizations, and advocacy groups including the Oregon Nurses Association, the Oregon Academy of Family Physicians, and the Oregon Chapter of the American College of Physicians, Unite Oregon, Latino […]
If you’ve started an online application for health insurance under the Oregon Health Plan, you’ll need to complete your application by July 2, or wait until July 6 to start a new one. The Oregon Health Authority is updating its computer system, and all incomplete applications will be deleted after 4 p.m. on July 2. […]
Let’s beat this thing… stay home, let the virus die out, not us! https://content.govdelivery.com/accounts/ORLEG/bulletins/282d25f
Personal protection equipment to thwart the coronavirus is in critically short supply. Here is a link to a Facebook group whose members are actively making virus-blocking masks. Can you sew? You can check out their ideas and comments here: https://www.facebook.com/groups/241770846985445/
Here is a list of restaurants offering services: Grants Pass Catalyst Pizza – Open for take-out as per usual Sweet Tea Express – All locations open for take-out or delivery through DoorDash or GrubHub Si Casa Xpress – Drive-through and take-out Musashi Sushi Bar – Open for carry-out Wild River Brewing – Open for carry-out […]
We have had a positive test in Josephine County that is not in this update. Shelter in place folks! https://content.govdelivery.com/accounts/ORDHS/bulletins/282647c From Oregon’s Legislature: https://content.govdelivery.com/accounts/ORLEG/bulletins/282680f
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