Time is running out to apply for private health insurance through Cover Oregon, the state's health insurance exchange. Individuals have one week left to sign up if they want coverage by Apr. 1. The final deadline is March 31.
Those who do not enroll through Cover Oregon and pick a plan will have to wait to sign up until the next open enrollment period starting Nov. 15, 2014.
As of Friday, interim director Bruce Goldberg said 134,400 people were enrolled through Cover Oregon; 42,000 were enrolled in private insurance and the remaining 92,000 were enrolled in the Oregon Health Plan, Oregon's version of medicaid.
Complicating matters, Goldberg learned on Friday that it's looking it's less likely the website will be ready for people to enroll themselves before the deadline.
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