Oregon cuts uninsured rate by 10 percent

Oregon cuts uninsured rate by 10 percent

The number of Oregon's uninsured dropped by 10%, according to Oregon Health Authority officials.

This might come as a surprise to the health wonks who have followed Oregon, and watched the state delay consumers' ability to access the marketplace directly on day one. Officials at the state exchange, Cover Oregon, worried that initial glitches would trip up shoppers.

"When Google launched Gmail, you had to be invited," spokeswoman Amy Fauver told me a while back. "That was their beta launch. That was their way to identify bugs. Our benefit is that our initial users will be community partners who will be trained on the system."

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