80,000 visit Cover Oregon on first day

80,000 visit Cover Oregon on first day

More than 80,000 people visited the new Cover Oregon website on its first day open.

But technical problems gummed up operations for many users seeking to enroll under new provisions of the 2010 Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act. And for now, state employees, not the automated website, will check eligibility for new income-based tax credits and other government assistance.

"This is day one," said Liz Baxter, chair of the Cover Oregon board of directors. "It is the beginning of a new venture. It is not the end point."

Read more at OregonLive.com.