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Health Care Exchange in Oregon,
Not Meeting High Hopes

New York Times, by Kirk Johnson

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Posted By:FlyRight, 3/22/2014 2:27:42 PM

SALEM, Ore. — As the federal health care overhaul was rolled out over the last few years, Oregon was invariably the eager overachiever in the first row, waving a hand to volunteer. The governor, John Kitzhaber, a doctor who left the emergency room for politics, made health care his main issue. Fellow Democrats controlling the Legislature went along, embracing ambitious plans to extend insurance coverage and Medicaid to low-income residents. Yet for all that, by some measures Oregon has among the most dysfunctional online insurance exchanges in the nation. Only about 50,000 people in Oregon have signed up for a commercial

      


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Reply 1 - Posted by: wrytaway, 3/22/2014 3:02:58 PM     (No. 9780000)

It´s not meeting low hopes either.

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Reply 2 - Posted by: thewarden, 3/22/2014 10:56:12 PM     (No. 9780252)

Guess that ant couldn´t move that rubber tree plant after all. Pity.

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