- Associated Press - Thursday, April 3, 2014

SALEM, Ore. (AP) - Oregon’s troubled health insurance exchange says more than 200,000 people have now signed up for health coverage through Cover Oregon.

Numbers released Thursday show that just under 59,000 people have signed up for coverage from a private insurance company. The rest enrolled in the Oregon Health Plan, the state’s version of Medicaid, a publicly funded health plan for people with low income.

Oregon is the only state where the general public still can’t enroll online in health coverage in one sitting. The state is using a hybrid enrollment process that allows people to perform some functions online but still requires Cover Oregon staff to process part of the application.

Another 131,000 people have signed up for the Oregon Health Plan through a separate process that bypasses Cover Oregon.



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