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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.

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

Lawmakers set to decide on Cover Oregon's fate

Lawmakers deal with Cover Oregon

Cover Oregon, Oregon's state health insurance exchange, failed. Now, a 10-member joint committee of the 2015 Legislature is burdened with the task of what to do with the program. It's not as simple as you may think.

How the ACA could affect your tax return

How the ACA could affect your tax return

Tax season has begun and that means pouring over documents and files. This year you are going to have two new forms on that list.

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.

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.

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.

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.