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Tuesday, January 14, 2014

The state is third from last in the nation when it comes to private health insurance enrollments.

Cover Oregon enrolled 2.8 percent of the state’s 651,000 uninsured in private insurance during the first three months of the exchange. That translates to more than 18,000 people.

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