Oregon health insurance exchange gets conditional approval

Oregon health insurance exchange gets conditional approval

The federal government granted conditional approval to six states for health insurance exchange plans, including Oregon.

The approval, by the Center for Medicare & Medicaid Services, says that the six states are on track to set up their exchange, which will include a website allowing comparison of insurance plans and premiums. The other states are Colorado, Connecticut, Maryland, Massachusetts and Washington.

State officials set up Cover Oregon, a public corporation, to operate the exchange. The site is scheduled to be up and running by next October. Already a calculator letting people see if they will qualify for assistance is up on the Cover Oregon site.

Read more at OregonLive.com.

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