HASSO HERING

A perspective from Oregon’s mid-Willamette Valley

One man’s quest for fairness

Written February 19th, 2015 by Hasso Hering

Pacific islanders bore the brunt of nuclear weapons testing by the United States half a century ago, and like the Navy veterans who took part, some are still suffering bad health as a result. We owe them, and we should treat them better than we do. Loyd Henion is one man fighting on their behalf.


Health expense and hospitals

Written September 10th, 2013 by

The CEO of the community hospital in Lebanon gave a talk about the costs of health care the other day, and according to a story in the paper she said the costs were out of sight. She’s right about that. But if she talked about the contribution to that cost by hospital organizations, the paper […]


Another health care study?

Written May 18th, 2013 by

Haven’t we had enough of studies of our health care system? At a work session on Monday (May 20), the Albany City Council will consider a request by a local group to show support for a bill pending in the legislature. That’s HB 3260-A, which has cleared one committee and has had a hearing in […]


 
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