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Documents show White House health care worries

Obama touts health care law

Internal document reveal concerns the Obama administration has had about sticker shock and anger related to the health care exchanges.

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Do I have to get health insurance?

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Does the Affordable Care Act require you to get health insurance? Click to find out. And…

What if I can't afford health insurance?

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What are your options under the Affordable Care Act if you can't afford health insurance…

How will Affordable Care Act affect Medicare?

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If you're on Medicare, how will the new Affordable Care Act affect you? Click to find out…

Will I have to change doctors?

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Will the health care reform law force you to change doctors? Click to find out. And click…

Can I just keep the insurance I have?

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Does the Affordable Care Act allow you to keep the insurance you already have? Click to…

What kind of benefits can I expect?

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What kind of benefits can you expect under the health care reform law? Click to find out.…

Can my auto-home-life insurance agent enroll me?

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Can your agent who handles your auto-home-life policies enroll you in health coverage?…

Will past health problems keep me from getting coverage?

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Will your past health problems affect your ability to get coverage? Click to find out.…

Can my employer cut my hours?

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Can your employer cut your hours because of the Affordable Care Act? Click to find out.…

Can my adult children be covered by my policy?

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Can your adult child be covered by your health insurance policy under the Affordable Care…


C. Oregon/NW Health Reform News

Oregon wins Round 1 in Cover Oregon legal battle

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PORTLAND, Ore. (AP) — The state of Oregon has won the first round against Oracle Inc. in their legal dispute over the failed Cover Oregon health insurance website.

Washington state health exchange working again

SEATTLE (AP) — Washington state's health insurance exchange is back up and running after shutting down because of a glitch involving tax credit calculations.

Open enrollment begins, Oregonians must re-enroll

PORTLAND, Ore. (AP) — The second open enrollment period for buying health insurance under the federal Affordable Care Act starts on Saturday. For the first time, Oregonians will be using the federal insurance exchange portal to shop for coverage, instead of the state's own failed Cover Oregon website.

Health insurance open enrollment period nears

Open enrollment begins November 15th

Open enrollment begins Saturday and goes through Feb. 15th. It's the time period designated for individuals to purchase health insurance for 2015. New this year, Oregon is using the federal exchange after Cover Oregon's massive roll-out failure last year.

Oregon's transition to federal exchange on track

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PORTLAND, Ore. (AP) — As the second open enrollment period for health insurance under the federal Affordable Care Act nears, Oregon officials say this time the state will avoid an enrollment disaster.

Oracle to Ore. lawmakers: Lawsuit a waste of money

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SALEM, Ore. (AP) — Oracle Corp. is appealing to Oregon legislative leaders in its legal fight over the failed Cover Oregon health insurance website.

Study: 63 percent drop in uninsured Oregonians

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A study released Thursday shows that the number of uninsured Oregonians fell by 63 percent in the year ended June 30th.

C.O. veterans get new health care option

New health care option for veterans

The Center Orthopedic & Neurosurgical Care & Research is now the first provider in Central Oregon to participate in Patient-Centered Community Care, or PC3. NewsChannel 21's Dan McCarthy found out how The Center will help ensure veterans access to prompt, qualified medical care.