health exchange en Cover Oregon Leader Resigns <p>The man who led Oregon's problem-plagues health insurance exchange has submitted his resignation.</p><p></p><p>Rocky King has been on medical leave since December 2. His resignation is effective at the end of his leave, March 5. Fri, 03 Jan 2014 14:46:16 +0000 editor 5648 at Cover Oregon Leader Resigns Cover Oregon Suspends Ads <p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">With its troubled health insurance exchange portal still not working, Cover Oregon officials say they have suspended its optimistic, feel-good advertising campaign after spending more than $8 million on it this year.</span></p><p>Cover Oregon official Michael Cox said Thursday that television, radio, and newspaper ads should no longer be running, while the "Long Live Oregonians" billboards will come down as payment expires.</p><p>The exchange has had to rely exclusively on paper applications and had to hire more than 400 workers to process them.</p> Fri, 27 Dec 2013 13:59:09 +0000 Barbara Dellenback 5321 at Cover Oregon Suspends Ads Cover Oregon Enlists People <p>The director of Cover Oregon says the state's insurance exchange has enrolled an estimated 7,500 people in private health plans.</p><p></p><p>The number released yesterday is a significant increase over the 730 people who'd been enrolled a week ago. Tue, 17 Dec 2013 15:29:32 +0000 Barbara Dellenback 4814 at Cover Oregon Enlists People Oregon's Health Exchange May Extend Date <p>Oregon's health insurance exchange, and insurance carriers, are looking at extending deadlines to allow more people to get health coverage starting January 1.</p><p></p><p>Cover Oregon Acting Director Bruce Goldberg said Thursday that he's working with carriers and state regulators to push back the December 15 deadline for people to select a plan after the state has informed them of their options. Fri, 13 Dec 2013 14:33:03 +0000 Barbara Dellenback 4629 at Oregon's Health Exchange May Extend Date Cover Oregon And Its Ongoing Troubles <p></p><p><a href="" target="_blank"><strong>Cover Oregon</strong></a> can't seem to catch a break.&nbsp;</p><p></p><p>The highly-touted and heavily advertised online health insurance exchange for Oregon did not make its deadline, and was unable to sign up any customers for health insurance through its web page. Tue, 10 Dec 2013 19:23:00 +0000 Geoffrey Riley & Charlotte Duren 4388 at Cover Oregon And Its Ongoing Troubles Oregon Health Exchange To Get Help <p>Oregon Governor John Kitzhaber plans to announce changes to the state's troubled health insurance exchange. It is running far behind other states and has yet to enroll a single person.</p><p>Kitzhaber's office would describe the changes only as "additional resources, support, and accountability to boost health care enrollment."</p> Fri, 22 Nov 2013 14:40:04 +0000 Barbara Dellenback 3554 at Cover Oregon Rolls Out "Application Fairs" <p></p><p>The federal website is the focus of anger and the butt of many jokes these days, since it has yet to deliver on the promise of allowing people to browse and sign up for health insurance.</p><p></p><p>Things may actually be worse at the state site <a href="" target="_blank"><strong> </strong></a> Tue, 19 Nov 2013 18:47:00 +0000 Geoffrey Riley & Charlotte Duren 3290 at Cover Oregon Rolls Out "Application Fairs" Cover Oregon Continues To Struggle <p>Oregon has long been a pacesetter in health care, and state officials laid out bold plans to uphold that reputation with a health insurance exchange bigger and better than anyone else's.</p><p></p><p>But more than a month after Cover Oregon's online enrollment was supposed to launch, reality is lagging far behind Governor John Kitzhaber's grand vision. Mon, 11 Nov 2013 15:26:16 +0000 Barbara Dellenback 2867 at Cover Oregon Continues To Struggle Cover Oregon Continues To Have Trouble <p>Nearly a week after launching, Oregon&#39;s health insurance exchange has received more than 230,000 unique website visitors and 7,300 phone calls.</p><p>But the website is still not able to finish enrolling applicants in coverage. Tue, 08 Oct 2013 13:58:41 +0000 Barbara Dellenback 1068 at Cover Oregon Continues To Have Trouble California Health Exchange Overstates Use <p>Officials with California&#39;s health insurance exchange say internal miscommunication led them to significantly overstate the number of hits the exchange&#39;s website received on the first day people could enroll in it.</p><p>Officials tell the Los Angeles Times the site received 645,000 hits on Tuesday, well below the 5 million they initially reported. Thu, 03 Oct 2013 14:58:31 +0000 Barbara Dellenback 860 at California Health Exchange Overstates Use