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 »

Cover Oregon Enrollments Addressed

PORTLAND, Ore. — Cover Oregon is once again in the spotlight. On Thursday, Governor John Kitzhaber addressed the latest enrollment numbers for the troubled health insurance exchange. New figures released this week show Cover Oregon has enrolled about 20,000 people since October 1st. More than 35,000 Oregonians who applied through Cover Oregon joined the Oregon … 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 »

Cover Oregon Deadline

MEDFORD, Ore. — Friday is the last day to alert “Cover Oregon” of your health care plan selection in order to have coverage by the first of the year. Applicants who have not already heard from Cover Oregon were notified of their enrollment options this week via phone or mail. Those people have until 5 … Continue reading »

Cover Oregon Extends Another Deadline

MEDFORD, Ore. – Cover Oregon is once again extending a deadline. The health insurance exchange is giving applicants more time to choose a plan before coverage begins January first. Paper applications were due December 4th for January coverage. Those applicants receive an ID number from Cover Oregon, allowing them to pick an actual plan online … Continue reading »

Cover Oregon Application Headaches

MEDFORD, Ore. — This Sunday has been circled on the calendar for Cover Oregon officials, agents and applicants. It’s the deadline for approved applicants to select their insurance plan for coverage beginning January 1st. Now, due to a backlog of paper applications and the website being down, applicants who met the deadline for coverage may … Continue reading »

Deadline for Cover Oregon Application

EAGLE POINT, Ore. — Today is the first deadline for Oregonians to sign up for health insurance to be covered by January 1st. The deadline was moved up 11 days because the Cover Oregon website is still not working. This means the applications that were supposed to be filed quickly online are now being done … Continue reading »

Cover Oregon Deadline

MEDFORD, Ore. — The deadline to get health insurance is fast approaching. Cover Oregon says you’ll need to have your application in by Wednesday to get it processed in time for coverage to start by January 1st. This comes as Cover Oregon announced it has enrolled nearly 3,500 people. Cover Oregon has received more than … Continue reading »

Doctors Report Increase in Surgeries

MEDFORD, Ore. — As Cover Oregon works out its website kinks, local hospitals say the fear of the unknown has many patients lining up for surgery. Doctors at the Total Joint Replacement Center at Providence Medical Center say they’re seeing a much higher demand than normal. Right now is generally a busy time of year … Continue reading »

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