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Cover Oregon May See Budget Troubles

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PORTLAND, OR - Cover Oregon is making headlines for more troubles. Right now, federal grants are paying its bills but those run out at the end of next year. 

The organization is also projecting higher costs and lower revenue because of all of its setbacks. Fewer people are expected to enroll while Cover Oregon spends more on technology.

That boils down to potentially higher costs for those buying Oregon's health insurance under the Affordable Care Act.

When the federal money runs out, Cover Oregon's funding will come from a fee added to each monthly premium. That means with fewer people enrolled, those people would likely pay more for Cover Oregon to break even.

 

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