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America's most uninsured county gets covered

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America's most uninsured county -- McAllen County in Texas -- gets covered under the Affordable Care Act.

Boehner rips latest health law extension

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House Speaker John Boehner lets loose on the latest Affordable Care Act extension.

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

Young people hesitant to sign up for health care

Young not signing up for health insurance

Monday is the deadline to sign up for the Affordable Care Act. And even with the…

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.…


C. Oregon/NW Health Reform News

Cover Oregon: Oracle says it's not to blame

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PORTLAND, Ore. (AP) — After six months of near silence about the problems at Cover Oregon, the project's main technology contractor is fighting back.

Patient counts surge, ebb in Cover Oregon's wake

Sliding scale of patients after Cover Oregon

Under the Affordable Care Act, millions of people who previously had no insurance now have access to health care, and that has meant a lot morea work for some clinics -- and for one, in Bend, a drop in patients and change in roles.

New Cover Oregon director reins in spending

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DURHAM, Ore. (AP) — A turnaround expert brought in to fix Oregon's troubled health insurance exchange is clamping down on spending and who can make financial decisions as he tries to get Cover Oregon back on track.

Turnaround expert takes on Cover Oregon challenge

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PORTLAND, Ore. (AP) — The task of getting Oregon's troubled health insurance exchange back on track is now in the hands of a Portland consulting firm that specializes in turning around struggling businesses.

Cover Oregon narrows exchange future to 2 options

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PORTLAND, Ore. (AP) — Officials with Oregon's troubled health insurance exchange say they have narrowed down the options for the future of the glitch-filled site to two: hooking up to the federal exchange or staying with the current technology and hiring a new contractor to fix it.

New partisanship challenges Oregon health reforms

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SALEM, Ore. (AP) — Gov. John Kitzhaber has spent at least a decade trying to drive politics out of health care reform, and he successfully drew bipartisan support for an ambitious plan to redesign the system serving poor people on Medicaid.

Report: federal exchange cheapest for Cover Oregon

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PORTLAND, Ore. (AP) — A new report shows hooking up to the federal exchange would be the least expensive option for the future of Oregon's botched health insurance exchange.

House OKs bill to stop ACA worker-hour cuts

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Rep. Greg Walden (R-Ore.) was in support Thursday as the U.S. House passed the "Save American Workers Act" to repeal the Affordable Care Act’s 30-hour definition of “full time” employment and restore the traditional 40-hour work week.