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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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Can I just keep the insurance I have?

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What kind of benefits can I expect?

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

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Will past health problems keep me from getting coverage?

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Can my employer cut my hours?

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Can my adult children be covered by my policy?

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Insurers urge quick action on Cover Oregon

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SALEM, Ore. (AP) — Oregon health insurers are urging state lawmakers to act quickly in dissolving Cover Oregon and transferring its authority to other state agencies.

Oregon shows low enrollments via HealthCare.Gov

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PORTLAND, Ore. (AP) — Only roughly 1 in 10 Oregonians who previously enrolled in private health insurance via Cover Oregon have re-enrolled thus far via HealthCare.Gov.

Laid-off Prineville workers seek jobs, insurance

Former Woodgrain Millwork employees apply for insurance

During a time filled with uncertainty, Mosaic Medical partnered with Crook County health officials and Farmers Insurance to help former Woodgrain Millwork employees sign up for federal health insurance Wednesday night. And on Thursday, they were invited to a job fair, in hopes of finding new employment.

Cover Oregon transition leader steps down

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SALEM, Ore. (AP) — The state official overseeing Oregon's transition from the failed Cover Oregon health insurance website to the federal insurance exchange is stepping down.

Cover Oregon transition leader steps down

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SALEM, Ore. (AP) — The state official overseeing Oregon's transition from the failed Cover Oregon health insurance website to the federal insurance exchange is stepping down.

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.

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.

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.