The state health insurance exchange increased their number of registrants in private health plans to an estimated 7,500 people. One week ago, only 730 people were enrolled.
Cover Oregon’s acting director, Dr. Bruce Goldberg, said many more people will be enrolled before the end of the month.
Oregon lags far behind other states because more than two months after it was supposed to launch, its online enrollment system still doesn’t work.
The state is using paper applications, and more than 400 workers are working around the clock processing them manually.
Goldberg said Cover Oregon will try to get in touch with everyone who has submitted an application to tell them its status and lay out their options if they need coverage to begin Jan. 1.
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