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Oregon Health Enrollments No Longer Last Among U.S. States

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Oregon is no longer dead last among states when it comes to signing up for private health insurance under the Affordable Care Act, although it's still close to the bottom. Oregon is no longer dead last among states when it comes to signing up for private health insurance under the Affordable Care Act, although it's still close to the bottom.

PORTLAND, OR - Oregon is no longer dead last among states when it comes to signing up for private health insurance under the Affordable Care Act, although it's still close to the bottom.
    
An analysis by The Associated Press shows that Oregon is third from last when it comes to enrollments in private coverage when compared to 13 other states and the District of Columbia that built their own exchanges.
    
Cover Oregon enrolled 2.8 percent of the state's 651,000 uninsured in private insurance during the first three months of the exchange. That translates to more than 18,000 people.
    
Dead last was Massachusetts, which enrolled less than 2 percent of its 285,717 uninsured in private coverage. And first was Vermont, which signed up a third of its uninsured population of 50,000 via the exchange.

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