Insured Waiting for an Extension

CENTRAL POINT, Ore. — People whose health plans were cancelled or changed because of the Affordable Care Act still do not know whether they will keep their plans, despite assurances made by the President last week. The Affordable Care Act requires insurance plans to meet certain minimum standards, but that means insurance plans that do … Continue reading »

Insurance Costs Rise Under ACA

GRANTS PASS, Ore. — People in Southern Oregon have begun receiving letters saying the cost of their insurance plans will go up because of the Affordable Care Act. In some cases the out of pocket cost is jumping hundreds of dollars per month. People NewsWatch12 spoke to on Wednesday said they were surprised to find … Continue reading »

Young People and Health Insurance

ASHLAND, Ore. — Young people will be the key to the Affordable Care Act’s success, but health care providers say many young people simply don’t know how to sign up, and are choosing to go without coverage. Jacob Allphin is a student at SOU, and talking about health insurance, you might as well be speaking … Continue reading »

Cover Oregon Unveils New Ad Campaign

MEDFORD, Ore. – Cover Oregon is hitting the airwaves in preparation for its big debut. Today, the online health insurance marketplace unveils its $3.2 million ad campaign before officially starting up this fall. The state’s answer to the Affordable Care Act, Cover Oregon includes an online marketplace for public and private options, a way to … Continue reading »

Affordable Care Act Anniversary

MEDFORD, Ore. — The Affordable Care Act celebrates its third birthday on Monday. Experts in Oregon say patients are already feeling the changes, and more are on the way. Health care experts are calling it a tipping point for Oregon. Three years into the Affordable Care Act, the state is getting ready to launch its … Continue reading »