State may drop Cover Oregon

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Friday, April 25, 2014

The agency's board will vote on a proposal to use the federal health insurance marketplace.

A top Cover Oregon official, Alex Pettit, said fixing the existing system would be too costly at an estimated $78 million, would take too long to implement, and would be too risky. The state’s site still isn’t fully functional seven months after a failed launch.

Pettit said switching to the federal system would cost $4 million to $6 million.

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