Cover Oregon

Cover Oregon Limping Along

Apr 16, 2014

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. 

VENTSday: Whither Cover Oregon + Daylight Time

Mar 12, 2014
guernicamag.org

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. 

Cover Oregon Leader Resigns

Jan 3, 2014

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.

oregonlive.com

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.

Oregon Public Broadcasting

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.

Cover Oregon And Its Ongoing Troubles

Dec 10, 2013
coveroregon.com

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.

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."

Cover Oregon Rolls Out "Application Fairs"

Nov 19, 2013
coveroregon.com

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.

NIH

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.