Cover Oregon http://ijpr.org en Cover Oregon Limping Along http://ijpr.org/post/cover-oregon-limping-along <p></p><p>Somehow, the state that appeared to be leading the way into a new age of health insurance ended up with the worst website to apply for coverage.&nbsp;</p><p></p><p>Cover Oregon is months behind its original schedules, still unable to allow members of the public to buy coverage online, and a factor in this year's elections.&nbsp; Wed, 16 Apr 2014 18:35:42 +0000 Geoffrey Riley & Charlotte Duren 10830 at http://ijpr.org Cover Oregon Limping Along VENTSday: Whither Cover Oregon + Daylight Time http://ijpr.org/post/ventsday-whither-cover-oregon-daylight-time <p></p><p>Oregon's troubled health care exchange, Cover Oregon, continues to struggle.&nbsp;</p><p></p><p>And many of us continue to struggle with the recent switch to Daylight Saving Time.&nbsp; Those are the subject areas for the weekly free-for-all we call VENTSday.&nbsp; Wed, 12 Mar 2014 17:10:20 +0000 Geoffrey Riley & Charlotte Duren 8921 at http://ijpr.org VENTSday: Whither Cover Oregon + Daylight Time Cover Oregon Leader Resigns http://ijpr.org/post/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 http://ijpr.org Cover Oregon Leader Resigns Cover Oregon Enlists People http://ijpr.org/post/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 http://ijpr.org Cover Oregon Enlists People Oregon's Health Exchange May Extend Date http://ijpr.org/post/oregons-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 http://ijpr.org Oregon's Health Exchange May Extend Date Cover Oregon And Its Ongoing Troubles http://ijpr.org/post/cover-oregon-and-its-ongoing-troubles <p></p><p><a href="https://www.coveroregon.com/" 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 http://ijpr.org Cover Oregon And Its Ongoing Troubles Oregon Health Exchange To Get Help http://ijpr.org/post/oregon-health-exchange-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 http://ijpr.org Cover Oregon Rolls Out "Application Fairs" http://ijpr.org/post/cover-oregon-rolls-out-application-fairs <p></p><p>The federal healthcare.gov 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="http://www.coveroregon.com/" target="_blank"><strong>coveroregon.com. </strong></a> Tue, 19 Nov 2013 18:47:00 +0000 Geoffrey Riley & Charlotte Duren 3290 at http://ijpr.org Cover Oregon Rolls Out "Application Fairs" Health Insurance Freak-out: Time To Take A Deep Breath? http://ijpr.org/post/health-insurance-freak-out-time-take-deep-breath <p>The end of the year is approaching, government health care websites are failing and people across Oregon are anxious about how the new health &nbsp;care reform law will affect them. Jefferson Public Radio’s Liam Moriarty reports there’s cause for concern, but there’s no need to panic. Fri, 08 Nov 2013 02:20:07 +0000 Liam Moriarty 2736 at http://ijpr.org Health Insurance Freak-out: Time To Take A Deep Breath?