Governor Reveals Cover Oregon Review

SALEM, Ore. — Governor John Kitzhaber is sounding off about the state’s flawed health care exchange. He says Cover Oregon is still not up to par. Days away from the deadline, Oregon is the only state where the public still can’t sign up for health insurance online in one sitting. Thursday, Kitzhaber revealed results of … Continue reading »

Cover Oregon Website Makes Progress

MEDFORD, Ore. — Agents with Cover Oregon say the troubled web site has made big progress in the past week, which helping people to sign up for health insurance. The Cover Oregon web site launched in October, but has technical issues right from the start. For four months, you couldn’t sign up online, and needed … Continue reading »

Lawmakers Call for Cover Oregon Audit

MEDFORD, Ore. – Two Oregon Republicans called for a federal investigation into the Cover Oregon launch Thursday, accusing the state of mismanaging millions of dollars to create the troubled health care website. Rep. Greg Walden, R-Ore., joined with Rep. Dennis Richardson, R-Central Point, to announce that they have asked the Government Accountability Office to conduct … Continue reading »

Cover Oregon Announcement

MEDFORD, Ore. — On Thursday, Oregon and U.S. lawmakers came together to call for a federal audit of Cover Oregon. U.S. Representative Greg Walden and State Representative Dennis Richardson held a news conference in Medford about the state’s troubled health care exchange. The lawmakers say they want the government accountability office to look into the … Continue reading »

2014 Oregon Legislative Session to Start

SALEM, Ore. — Monday marks the beginning of the 2014 Oregon legislative session and local legislators expect it to be a very fast passed with a variety of issues getting attention. Cover Oregon has been controversial since its launch in October and the website is still not fully functional. Representative Dennis Richardson of Central Point … Continue reading »

Cover Oregon Director Resigns

PORTLAND, Ore. — The man who led Oregon’s health insurance exchange is calling it quits. Rocky King has been on medical leave from Cover Oregon since December 2nd. His resignation is effective at the end of his leave on March 5th. The board says they’re now looking for a permanent director. King came under fire … Continue reading »

Lane County Facing Doctor Shortage

EUGENE, Ore. — Insurance plans are starting to kick in for people who signed up on Cover Oregon, many of whom didn’t have insurance before. Now, the search is on for doctors to treat everyone. Peacehealth officials say there’s a major shortage of primary care doctors in Lane County, and with the influx of customers … Continue reading »