Kizhaber Asks For Lawsuit Against Oracle

SALEM, Ore. — Governor Kitzhaber is asking the state attorney to sue the company behind creating the Cover Oregon website. Oregon paid Oracle $134 million dollars to build the site, but it would never be used to actually sign up Oregonians. Instead paper applications had to be filled out with a representative. State officials recently … Continue reading »

Cover Oregon Site Changes Ahead

MEDFORD, Ore. — Cover Oregon has just announced they are scrapping the website and moving to the federal exchange. Late Thursday morning, a technology committee made that final recommendation for the future of Cover Oregon’s troubled health insurance exchange. Lawmakers on both sides say the site’s rollout hasn’t been up to par. As a solution, … 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 »

“Cover Oregon” Turns to Paperwork

MEDFORD, Ore. — Website representatives of Cover Oregon first said they hoped to open online enrollment by the end of October. Here it is, Halloween night, and the site is not ready. A local insurance agent says he’s tired of waiting, and so are his clients. So, right now, he’s sending out paper enrollment forms … Continue reading »

Uninsured Figure Slightly Misleading

MEDFORD, Ore. — National media is reporting the number of uninsured Oregonians is down 10% as a result of the Affordable Care Act. According to the Oregon Health Authority, that’s not necessarily true. That percentage number comes from the idea that the Oregon Health Authority sent out roughly 260,000 letters to qualifying residents and about … Continue reading »

Challenges Ahead for Cover Oregon

MEDFORD, Ore. — Cover Oregon celebrated their Affordable Care Act launch on Tuesday with much fanfare, and more than a few issues. Cover Oregon officials say Tueday’s launch is more of a soft roll-out. They say a few bugs are expected, and the next few weeks will be dedicated to addressing all the loose ends. … Continue reading »

Cover Oregon Rolls Out Tuesday

MEDFORD, Ore. — Patients and medical providers across the state are getting ready for the launch of Cover Oregon this week. Cover Oregon is the state’s version of the Affordable Care Act. If you have health insurance and you’re happy with that insurance, you won’t be affected at all, but those who don’t have insurance … Continue reading »