Cover Oregon Deadline Nears

MEDFORD, Ore. — Less than a week remains to sign up for health insurance through Cover Oregon, and as agent Ed Steffens sits in his office, he knows there are plenty of people out there who still need coverage. “Well, most people are aware that they need to do something but they haven’t had time … Continue reading »

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 Deadline Approaches

MEDFORD, Ore. — State lawmakers are taking action to hold Cover Oregon accountable for its rocky start, with just weeks to go until the open enrollment deadline. The Senate unanimously passed a bill from the House late this week that will require the agency to seek federal insurance subsidies for people who qualified but couldn’t … Continue reading »

Still Time to Sign Up for Coverage

MEDFORD, Ore. — It’s almost the end of February and the deadline for health insurance coverage is quickly approaching, but there is still time to sign up. Individuals still needing insurance have until March 31 to get coverage. In an effort to get people enrolled in Southern Oregon, Pacific Source is hosting its “Get Out, … 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 »

Proposal to End Cover Oregon Coming

MEDFORD, Ore. — Cover Oregon’s website continues to be only partially functional, leaving those needing coverage to fill out paper applications by hand until the website is fully up and running. Recently Governor Kitzhaber said he learned of the problems in October of 2013. Representative Dennis Richardson said he personally shared his concerns to the … Continue reading »

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