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Fri Aug 9, 2013, 06:46 PM

Oregon delays wide access to Obamacare insurance exchange

Aug 9 (Reuters) - The online insurance exchange that Oregon established under President Barack Obama's healthcare law will not allow residents to sign up for coverage on their own when enrollment begins nationwide on Oct. 1, state officials say.

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Instead of enrolling in health insurance online themselves, at least through mid-October Oregonians will need the help of an insurance broker or an aide trained by the state to log on, Cover Oregon spokeswoman Lisa Morawski said on Friday.

They also will need assistance to see what policies are available, and to determine which federal subsidies they might be eligible for.

"This approach will give Cover Oregon the ability to iron out the technology, customer service and other internal processes during the first few weeks of October before consumers begin applying on their own," Morawski said. "It also will prevent the system from being overloaded in its first weeks."

Read the rest at: http://www.reuters.com/article/2013/08/09/usa-healthcare-oregon-idUSL1N0GA1CW20130809

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Fri Aug 9, 2013, 06:57 PM

1. The best take away

It's going to be so popular they are afraid of system overload! It's coming to you guys! Its a little bit slower than anticipated but it looks like they want the process
to be clear, efficient, and easy to navigate!

I get a little teary thinking about people getting access to the non emergency health care system. The sooner its rolled out the better. Then we get to work on turning it into Medicare For All.

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