Cover Oregon website still not up to speed

Cover Oregon website still not up to speed

Cover Oregon website still not up to speed

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by JEFF BARNARD Associated Press

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Posted on October 2, 2013 at 1:43 PM

Updated Wednesday, Oct 2 at 1:46 PM

GRANTS PASS, Ore. (AP) -- Oregonians shopping for health insurance under the Affordable Care Act still can't sign up online, but private insurance agents are taking calls and running people through their options for plans and likely premiums.

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Cover Oregon spokeswoman Amy Fauver said Wednesday that problems with a computer program that determines a person's eligibility for Medicaid and tax credits still has too high an error rate, but it's expected to be working correctly by the end of October. There's a Dec. 15 deadline for enrolling to qualify for coverage starting Jan. 1.

Hart Insurance co-owner Erinn Fralich in Grants Pass says they are getting lots of calls referred from the Cover Oregon website and making appointments for November, when they expect the website to be fully functional.
 

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