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Wednesday, October 30, 2013

 

Oregon’s problem-­plagued online health insurance market­place has failed to enroll a single person.

To date, the state has received just 4,260 paper applications as part of the national health care overhaul law, and the Cover Oregon website still can’t tell people what subsidies they are eligible to receive.

Though Cover Oregon officials say they’re working to resolve the problems, they declined to name a date when they expect that the website will be functional, and they could not explain how they plan to enroll thousands of people within a short time span. Oregon has an estimated 600,000 uninsured, though officials say about 200,000 are expected to sign up through 2014.

 

Read more at the RegisterGuard.

 

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