Oregonians have until April 30 to enroll in health insurance plans, an extra month that was announced by Gov. John Kitzhaber announced Wednesday. That will leave insurance agents with more time to help sign up the thousands of uninsured people in the state and give Cover Oregon more time to process new and backlogged applications.
The federal government granted the extension largely because Oregon’s website has failed to work properly.
“I know that for too many Oregonians, the Cover Oregon website and its ongoing technical problems have created delays, confusion, and frustration,” Kitzhaber said in a press release.
In spite of the very public problems with the website, people are signing up for health insurance.
Cover Oregon is recommending people who still need to enroll use an insurance agent, as they are the only people who can use the website.
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