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Cover Oregon
6:02 pm
Fri April 25, 2014

Candidates Jump On Cover Oregon's Troubles

The finger-pointing is underway now that the state of Oregon has decided to scrap its troubled health insurance exchange website.
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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.

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Cover Oregon
4:33 pm
Thu April 24, 2014

Oregon Considers Dumping Health Website

Cover Oregon thinks it may cost another $78 million to fix the current website that has never been fully functional.
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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. 

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Cover Oregon
6:18 pm
Wed March 26, 2014

Oregon Health Insurance Deadline Extended

Oregon Governor John Kitzhaber called the audit of Cover Oregon a 'sobering critique' of the state's healht insurance exchange.
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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.

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Cover Oregon
3:59 pm
Thu March 20, 2014

Independent Audit Outlines Problems At Cover Oregon

Oregon Governor John Kitzhaber called the audit of Cover Oregon a ' sobering critique' of the state's health insurance exchange.
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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.

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healthcare
5:37 pm
Thu March 13, 2014

Deadline Approaches For Healthcare Exchange Enrollment

You only have until the end of this month to sign up for coverage using one of the new health insurance exchanges.
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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. 

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Cover Oregon Investigation
6:03 pm
Wed March 5, 2014

Feds Confirm Investigation Into Cover Oregon

Headquarters of the Government Accountability Office in Washington, D.C.
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Originally published on Wed March 5, 2014 5:19 pm

Federal officials confirmed Wednesday that they will investigate the troubled roll-out of Oregon's health insurance exchange website.

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Cover Oregon
6:00 am
Wed March 5, 2014

Oregon Lawmakers Try To Avoid Another Cover Oregon Fiasco

The website for Oregon's health insurance exchange still isn't fully functional.
Cover Oregon

Originally published on Tue March 4, 2014 4:32 pm

Oregon lawmakers say they want to avoid another high-profile tech blunder like the problems facing the state's online health insurance exchange.

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Oregon Legislature
4:03 pm
Mon February 3, 2014

Oregon Lawmakers Open 35-Day Session

File photo. The 2014 Regular Session kicked off in Salem on Monday.
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Originally published on Mon February 3, 2014 3:49 pm

Oregon lawmakers convened Monday for a whirlwind 35-day session. But the thorniest topics were largely absent from the opening day festivities.

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Cover Oregon
5:08 pm
Wed January 15, 2014

Oregon Lawmakers Grill Director Of Health Insurance Exchange

Cover Oregon

Originally published on Wed January 15, 2014 5:04 pm

Oregon's Obamacare health insurance exchange is finally getting some traction after a shaky beginning.

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Health Insurance
4:49 pm
Thu January 9, 2014

Oregon Contracts With First Data To Examine Cover Oregon Roll-Out

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.

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