Cover Oregon http://klcc.org en Cover Oregon Enrollment Deadline Approaching Fast http://klcc.org/post/cover-oregon-enrollment-deadline-approaching-fast <p>The national deadline to sign up for health insurance under the Affordable Care Act has already passed.&nbsp; But in Oregon, persistent tech problems prompted the Governor to extend the final sign-up date by a month to April 30th.&nbsp; The Cover Oregon website is still not fully functional, although people can complete most of the application process on-line.</p><p></p> Mon, 21 Apr 2014 07:42:00 +0000 Jes Burns 11820 at http://klcc.org Cover Oregon Enrollment Deadline Approaching Fast Oregon Health Plan No Longer Using Lottery System http://klcc.org/post/oregon-health-plan-no-longer-using-lottery-system <p>In Oregon, low-income adults used to have to get on a waiting list and enroll in a lottery-style drawing to get health insurance. But that's changed because of the federal Affordable Care Act.</p><p></p> Thu, 26 Dec 2013 16:04:15 +0000 Rachael McDonald 5429 at http://klcc.org Oregon Health Plan No Longer Using Lottery System Last Day To Sign Up For Cover Oregon Is December 4th. http://klcc.org/post/last-day-sign-cover-oregon-december-4th <p>The last day to sign up with Cover Oregon to get health insurance coverage on January 1<sup>st</sup> is today (December 4<sup>th</sup>). And because the website still isn't processing applications online, that means paper applications need to be faxed or postmarked no later than today.</p> Wed, 04 Dec 2013 23:49:00 +0000 Desmond O'Boyle 4175 at http://klcc.org Last Day To Sign Up For Cover Oregon Is December 4th. States Respond to Obamacare Fix http://klcc.org/post/states-respond-obamacare-fix <p>President Obama has tried to fix a problem with the Affordable Care Act that’s become a growing political headache for his administration. In the process, he threw a new variable into the already-confused health insurance market place. A look at how the dust is settling in Oregon and California.</p><p></p><p></p> Fri, 22 Nov 2013 15:34:45 +0000 Liam Moriarty 3517 at http://klcc.org States Respond to Obamacare Fix Cover Oregon Director Faces Oregon Lawmakers http://klcc.org/post/cover-oregon-director-faces-oregon-lawmakers <p>Oregon’s online health insurance exchange won’t be up and running in time for people to get covered by the beginning of the year. That was the prediction offered to a pair of legislative panels Wednesday by <a href="http://coveroregon.com">Cover Oregon</a>’s director. Lawmakers peppered health care managers with examples of problems with the system:</p><p></p><p></p> Thu, 21 Nov 2013 14:33:13 +0000 Chris Lehman 3454 at http://klcc.org Cover Oregon Director Faces Oregon Lawmakers 70,000 Oregonians Enrolled in Expanded State Medicaid Program http://klcc.org/post/70000-oregonians-enrolled-expanded-state-medicaid-program <p>Cover Oregon Executive Director Rocky King goes before lawmakers this week to explain why the website still isn't fully functional and the state still has not enrolled a single person in coverage under the federal Affordable Care Act.</p><p></p> Mon, 18 Nov 2013 19:54:27 +0000 Rachael McDonald 3280 at http://klcc.org 70,000 Oregonians Enrolled in Expanded State Medicaid Program Tracking Health Care Exchange From Consumer To Call Center http://klcc.org/post/tracking-health-care-exchange-consumer-call-center <p>Washington’s health exchange has been up and running for a month now. It got off to a rocky start—from the temporary shut down on its first day to the recent errors in calculating tax credits. Even so, Washington’s technical problems pale in comparison to the federal website’s. We have two reports checking in on Washington’s health exchange. We’ll hear from a call center in Spokane. But first, we begin with KUOW’s Ruby de Luna in Seattle, who talked with some of the users of the website.</p><p></p><p></p> Thu, 14 Nov 2013 14:48:14 +0000 Jessica Robinson & Ruby de Luna 3040 at http://klcc.org Tracking Health Care Exchange From Consumer To Call Center Health Insurance Freakout- Time To Take A Deep Breath http://klcc.org/post/health-insurance-freakout-time-take-deep-breath <p>The end of the year is approaching, government health care websites are failing and people across Oregon are anxious about how the new health care reform law will affect them.&nbsp; Liam Moriarty reports there’s cause for concern, but there’s no need to panic.</p> Wed, 13 Nov 2013 16:26:30 +0000 Liam Moriarty 2980 at http://klcc.org Health Insurance Freakout- Time To Take A Deep Breath Community Partners Look Forward To Cover Oregon Website Fix http://klcc.org/post/community-partners-look-forward-cover-oregon-website-fix <p>The website problems persist for the state's health insurance marketplace, Cover Oregon.&nbsp; Individuals can compare insurance plans, but the site still can't determine if someone is eligible for financial help. &nbsp;<br /><br />This has been a source of frustration for potential customers - and for local organizations working on behalf of Cover Oregon to walk people through the process.<br /><br />These community partners are counting down the days until the website is fully functional.</p> Mon, 11 Nov 2013 23:06:36 +0000 Jes Burns 2876 at http://klcc.org Community Partners Look Forward To Cover Oregon Website Fix Cover Oregon Website Still Isn't Fully Functional http://klcc.org/post/cover-oregon-website-still-isnt-fully-functional <p>Oregon's health insurance exchange did not meet its goal of allowing online enrollment by the end of October. Officials at <a href="http://www.coveroregon.com/">Cover Oregon </a>announced Thursday they'll begin processing applications by hand. They say they've received more than 7,000 applications so far.</p> Fri, 01 Nov 2013 16:17:18 +0000 Jes Burns 2278 at http://klcc.org Cover Oregon Website Still Isn't Fully Functional