Obamacare

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.
Credit Cover Oregon

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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Obamacare
6:46 am
Mon February 24, 2014

High Enrollment In A State With No Love For Obamacare

The latest figures on who's signing up under the federal health care law tell a surprising story about one of the most conservative states in the country. Even though Idaho politicians regularly condemn Obamacare, Idahoans are signing up at one of the highest per capita rates in the country – second only to Vermont.

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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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Cover Oregon
5:42 pm
Mon December 2, 2013

Head Of Oregon Health Insurance Exchange Takes Medical Leave

The director of the Oregon Health Authority will take temporary control of the embattled health insurance exchange. Since Cover Oregon was supposed to start enrolling new customers on Oct. 1, Rocky King has faced substantial criticism.

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Oregon Insurance
5:52 pm
Fri November 15, 2013

Oregonians Can Keep Health Insurance

Oregon insurance companies now have the option to extend their health plans through the end of next year.
Credit Elizabeth Allen / Wikimedia Commons

Oregon’s insurance commissioner is giving insurance companies the option to extend their health plans through the end of next year, even if they don't comply with the federal health care law.

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Slow Healthcare Start
6:34 pm
Wed November 13, 2013

Slow Start, Mixed Bag For Health Care Law In The Northwest

A screengrab of Washington's health plan finder website.
Credit Washington Health Benefit Exchange

The first numbers on enrollment under the new health care law confirm a slow start and mixed results in Northwest states. In Idaho, 338 people have signed up for health insurance that will start January 1. Washington's health exchange has enrolled 7,091 people. Oregon, meanwhile, comes up blank in the new federal report.

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Healthcare Controversy
6:24 pm
Wed November 13, 2013

Congressional Incumbents Face Re-Election Heat Over Health Care Law

U.S. Senator Jeff Merkley
Credit U.S. Senate

Oregon Democratic Senator Jeff Merkley Wednesday signed on to legislation to allow people to keep their current insurance plans under the new federal health care law. It's the latest example of how the Affordable Care Act could be a hot topic in next year’s election.

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Wash. Revenue Forecast
6:22 pm
Wed September 19, 2012

Normally Bipartisan Wash. Revenue Forecast Sees Partisan Flare-Up

Dino Rossi has been appointed to finish out a vacancy in the Washington Senate.
Northwest News Network

Election year tensions erupted at Washington’s latest quarterly revenue forecast. At the center of the partisan flare-up Wednesday was former Republican gubernatorial candidate Dino Rossi. He’s been appointed to finish out a vacancy in the Washington senate.

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