Cover Oregon http://nwpr.org en Candidates Jump On Cover Oregon's Troubles http://nwpr.org/post/candidates-jump-cover-oregons-troubles <p>The finger-pointing is underway now that the state of Oregon has decided to scrap its troubled health insurance exchange website. And most of the fingers are being pointed by Republican politicians running for office.</p><p> Sat, 26 Apr 2014 01:02:18 +0000 Chris Lehman 44977 at http://nwpr.org Candidates Jump On Cover Oregon's Troubles Oregon Considers Dumping Health Website http://nwpr.org/post/oregon-considers-dumping-health-website <p>Oregon got more than $300 million from the feds to set up a state-of-the-art website to enroll people in health insurance. About $250 million has already been spent and Cover Oregon thinks it may cost another $78 million to fix the current website that has never been fully functional.&nbsp;</p><p> Thu, 24 Apr 2014 23:33:57 +0000 Kristian Foden-Vencil 44913 at http://nwpr.org Oregon Considers Dumping Health Website Oregon Health Insurance Deadline Extended http://nwpr.org/post/oregon-health-insurance-deadline-extended <p>Oregonians who want to apply for insurance through the state's troubled health insurance exchange now have some more breathing room. Governor John Kitzhaber announced Wednesday that the federal government has agreed to extend the deadline by a month.</p><p> Thu, 27 Mar 2014 01:18:26 +0000 Chris Lehman 43439 at http://nwpr.org Oregon Health Insurance Deadline Extended Independent Audit Outlines Problems At Cover Oregon http://nwpr.org/post/independent-audit-outlines-problems-cover-oregon <p></p><p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">&nbsp;&nbsp;</span>&nbsp;&nbsp;</p><p>Oregon's health insurance exchange was riddled with internal conflict and unrealistic expectations. That's according to a scathing audit from an independent consultant released Thursday. Governor John Kitzhaber announced the findings and said among other things, the director of the Oregon Health Authority will be resigning.</p> Thu, 20 Mar 2014 22:59:58 +0000 Chris Lehman 43102 at http://nwpr.org Independent Audit Outlines Problems At Cover Oregon Deadline Approaches For Healthcare Exchange Enrollment http://nwpr.org/post/deadline-approaches-healthcare-exchange-enrollment <p>You only have until the end of this month to sign up for coverage using one of the new health insurance exchanges. And if you’re planning to do it online at the last minute, how easy that will be depends on where you live in the Northwest.&nbsp; Fri, 14 Mar 2014 00:37:44 +0000 Chris Lehman 42775 at http://nwpr.org Deadline Approaches For Healthcare Exchange Enrollment Feds Confirm Investigation Into Cover Oregon http://nwpr.org/post/feds-confirm-investigation-cover-oregon <a href="http://cpa.ds.npr.org/northwestnews/audio/2014/03/030514CL_richardson_web.mp3" class="asset-audio"></a><p>Federal officials confirmed Wednesday that they will investigate the troubled roll-out of Oregon's health insurance exchange website.<p> Thu, 06 Mar 2014 02:03:52 +0000 Chris Lehman 42362 at http://nwpr.org Feds Confirm Investigation Into Cover Oregon Oregon Lawmakers Try To Avoid Another Cover Oregon Fiasco http://nwpr.org/post/oregon-lawmakers-try-avoid-another-cover-oregon-fiasco <a href="http://cpa.ds.npr.org/northwestnews/audio/2014/03/030414CL_coveroregon_web.mp3" class="asset-audio"></a><p>Oregon lawmakers say they want to avoid another high-profile tech blunder like the problems facing the state's online health insurance exchange.<p> Wed, 05 Mar 2014 14:00:10 +0000 Chris Lehman 42321 at http://nwpr.org Oregon Lawmakers Try To Avoid Another Cover Oregon Fiasco Oregon Lawmakers Open 35-Day Session http://nwpr.org/post/oregon-lawmakers-open-35-day-session <a href="http://cpa.ds.npr.org/northwestnews/audio/2014/02/020314CL_openingday_web.mp3" class="asset-audio"></a><p>Oregon lawmakers convened Monday for a whirlwind 35-day session. But the thorniest topics were largely absent from the opening day festivities.<p> Tue, 04 Feb 2014 00:03:30 +0000 Chris Lehman 40920 at http://nwpr.org Oregon Lawmakers Open 35-Day Session Oregon Lawmakers Grill Director Of Health Insurance Exchange http://nwpr.org/post/oregon-lawmakers-grill-director-health-insurance-exchange <a href="http://cpa.ds.npr.org/northwestnews/audio/2014/01/011514CL_coveroregon_web.mp3" class="asset-audio"></a><p>Oregon's Obamacare health insurance exchange is finally getting some traction after a shaky beginning.<p> Thu, 16 Jan 2014 01:08:25 +0000 Chris Lehman 40074 at http://nwpr.org Oregon Lawmakers Grill Director Of Health Insurance Exchange Oregon Contracts With First Data To Examine Cover Oregon Roll-Out http://nwpr.org/post/oregon-contracts-first-data-examine-cover-oregon-roll-out <p></p><p></p><p>Governor John Kitzhaber says the state signed a contract Thursday, with a company for an independent assessment of the problems with Oregon's health insurance exchange website.</p><p> Fri, 10 Jan 2014 00:49:30 +0000 Kristian Foden-Vencil 39821 at http://nwpr.org