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Oregon Raises White Flag Over Its Health Exchange

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So will they go to the expense of setting one up? Or will they stop doing business in Oregon? That’s unclear.

Also, navigators who’ve been trained to help people sign up for Cover Oregon will now have to be retrained for Healthcare.gov.

Meanwhile, cuts are being discussed for an as yet unspecified number of the 460 people employed at Oregon’s exchange, according to Hamstreet.

“Cover Oregon certainly is going to be around for 2014. We have a lot of work to do,” Hamstreet says. “Exactly what Cover Oregon is going to look like in 2015, I think is too early to say.”

This story is part of a partnership with NPR, Oregon Public Broadcasting and Kaiser Health News.

Kaiser Health News (KHN) is a national health policy news service. It is an editorially independent program of the Henry J. Kaiser Family Foundation.

Mon, Apr 28 2014

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