PORTLAND, Ore. (AP) — About 2,100 Oregonians will have to re-enroll in health care because they were incorrectly enrolled either in Medicaid or in a commercial health plan by the state.

The Oregonian reports (http://bit.ly/1qwxCn8 ) Cover Oregon will hold a special sign-up period for 1,400 people who were incorrectly enrolled the Oregon Health Plan, the state's version of Medicaid, even though their income was too high.

Starting Aug. 31, they can sign up for private insurance coverage and qualify for tax credits through Cover Oregon.

Another 700 Oregonians — who should have been enrolled in Medicaid, but were instead found eligible for a commercial plan — will be automatically switched to the Oregon Health Plan.

It's still unclear if they will have to refund the IRS all the tax credits they received incorrectly.


Information from: The Oregonian, http://www.oregonlive.com