Cover Oregon board votes unanimously to join federal exchange

, Posted: Fri, April 25 2014 at 11:35 AM, Updated: Fri, April 25 2014 at 12:00 PM

Cover Oregon board votes unanimously to join federal exchange

Durham, Ore. -- (KGW) Oregon became the first state in the nation to drop its problem-plagued online health exchange and link up with the federal website.

Cover Oregon's board voted unanimously Friday to approve an advisory committee's recommendation to ditch its troubled portal. Under the option, Oregon will use HealthCare.Gov for private policies but continue using its current system for Medicaid enrollments.

Cover Oregon's board voted unanimously Friday to approve an advisory committee's recommendation to ditch its troubled portal. Under the option, Oregon will use HealthCare.Gov for private policies but continue using its current system for Medicaid enrollments.

Residents still cannot use Cover Oregon's site to sign up for coverage in one sitting, despite $134 million the state paid Oracle Corp. to build it.

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