Cover Oregon

Jefferson Exchange | April 16, 2014 | 8:00
11:35 am
Wed April 16, 2014

Cover Oregon Limping Along

Cover Oregon updates us on the changes.

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. 

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. 

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Jefferson Exchange | March 12, 2014 | 8:30
10:10 am
Wed March 12, 2014

VENTSday: Whither Cover Oregon + Daylight Time

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Listeners attack and defend Cover Oregon and Daylight Saving Time.

Oregon's troubled health care exchange, Cover Oregon, continues to struggle. 

And many of us continue to struggle with the recent switch to Daylight Saving Time.  Those are the subject areas for the weekly free-for-all we call VENTSday. 

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Was Under Fire For Problems
6:46 am
Fri January 3, 2014

Cover Oregon Leader Resigns

The man who led Oregon's problem-plagues health insurance exchange has submitted his resignation.

Rocky King has been on medical leave since December 2. His resignation is effective at the end of his leave, March 5.

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Numbers Of Covered Increasing
7:29 am
Tue December 17, 2013

Cover Oregon Enlists People

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The director of Cover Oregon says the state's insurance exchange has enrolled an estimated 7,500 people in private health plans.

The number released yesterday is a significant increase over the 730 people who'd been enrolled a week ago.

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More People Might Sign Up
6:33 am
Fri December 13, 2013

Oregon's Health Exchange May Extend Date

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Oregon's health insurance exchange, and insurance carriers, are looking at extending deadlines to allow more people to get health coverage starting January 1.

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.

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Jefferson Exchange | December 10, 2013
11:23 am
Tue December 10, 2013

Cover Oregon And Its Ongoing Troubles

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Ariane Holm explains the continued difficulties with Cover Oregon and its web site.

Cover Oregon can't seem to catch a break. 

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.

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Governor Kitzhaber To Announce Changes
6:40 am
Fri November 22, 2013

Oregon Health Exchange To Get Help

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.

Kitzhaber's office would describe the changes only as "additional resources, support, and accountability to boost health care enrollment."

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Jefferson Exchange | November 19, 2013
10:47 am
Tue November 19, 2013

Cover Oregon Rolls Out "Application Fairs"

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Ariane Holm of Cover Oregon explains the workings of the Application Fairs.

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.

Things may actually be worse at the state site coveroregon.com.

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Cover Oregon
6:20 pm
Thu November 7, 2013

Health Insurance Freak-out: Time To Take A Deep Breath?

Credit NIH

Clearing up health insurance confusion

The end of the year is approaching, government health care websites are failing and people across Oregon are anxious about how the new health  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.

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