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Republican Lawmaker to Propose Legislation to Shut Down Cover Oregon

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NBCRightNow.com - A republican state lawmaker who is running for governor said he will introduce legislation to shut down the state's troubled health insurance exchange.

Dennis Richardson of Central Point said he will propose that Oregon hand over its exchange to the federal government, which runs the operation for 36 other states.

The exchange known as "Cover Oregon" has struggled with technical glitches and its online enrollment system still hasn't launched.    

Richardson's legislation is  not likely to get through the democratic legislature.

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