Insurance Exchange Should Include Spiritual Care Services

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Last Tuesday, July 19th, The Lund Report published a guest opinion piece that I wrote.  It discusses why the Oregon Health Insurance Exchange Corporation should evaluate whether or not companies selling products within the exchange should cover spiritual health care services.  You can read the  piece on The Lund Report website, or read it below.   John D. Clague, Christian Science Committee on Publication for Oregon. A recent study indicates that 49 percent of Americans have used prayer to deal Continue Reading

A Prayer on Memorial Day

Today, Memorial Day, I feel moved to share this blog post by my friend from Florida, Bob Clark, who is also my colleague as the Christian Science Committee on Publication for his state.  His story is fitting for this day of honoring those who have served our country.  Thank you, Bob, for sharing.  John D. Clague, Christian Science Committee on Publication for Oregon. by Robert B. Clark, Christian Science Committee on Publication for Florida. Memorial Day is the most moving of American Continue Reading

Nursing that doesn’t fill a void

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What impact will health care reform in the United States have on the health care delivery system in Oregon? I’ve been watching this pretty closely. One trend, even before the current reform began, is the shortage of care givers. Now, with reform, there is increased access to care making the shortage worse. Availability of good health care is a concern to patients, policy makers, and legislators alike. In a recent article, Joe Rojas-Burke of The Oregonian points out that one way to meet this Continue Reading