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Supreme Court deals blow to Affordable Care Act

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The U.S. Supreme Court rules against the Obama administration when it comes to contraceptive coverage.

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.

Video FAQs

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

Cover Oregon: state won't be affected by ruling

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PORTLAND, Ore. (AP) — Cover Oregon officials say Oregonians won't be affected by a federal appeals court ruling that President Barack Obama's health care law authorizes subsidies only for people who buy insurance on exchanges established by states.

New Cover Oregon chief to make $215,000 a year

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PORTLAND, Ore. (AP) — The new director of Cover Oregon will earn a base salary of $215,000 a year.

Cover Oregon offers staff retention bonuses

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SALEM, Ore. (AP) — Cover Oregon has offered retention bonuses to employees who stick around through a tumultuous time for the struggling health insurance exchange.

C.O. veterans get new health care option

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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.

Early results mixed for Oregon Medicaid changes

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SALEM, Ore. (AP) — The first full year of data for Oregon Gov. John Kitzhaber's heath care overhaul shows a reduction in emergency room visits and certain hospitalizations but mixed results on other measures.

80,000 Cover Oregon users must re-enroll

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People who enrolled in Oregon's troubled health insurance exchange will have to re-enroll for coverage, as Cover Oregon transitions to the federal government.

McLane: Cover Oregon's end needs lawmakers' OK

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Legislative counsel has determined that Oregon health officials need legislative approval to move from Cover Oregon to the federal health insurance exchange, House Republican Leader Mike McLane (R-Powell Butte) said Wednesday.

With no cure for Cover Oregon - what's next?

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After months of confusion and failure, officials decided to drop Cover Oregon all together, and some Central Oregonians frustrated with the system hope the federal one will be better.