140,000 Oregonians Signed Up For Health Insurance So Far

So far more than 140,000 Oregonians have signed up for individual insurance during this open enrollment season.

"We've been really happy with how the open enrollment period as been going for 2015," said Aaron Patnode, the executive Director of Cover Oregon.

"And the numbers that the carriers are reporting are actually right on track with where we expect to be from our enrollment projection standpoint for 2015."

Most are enrolling via the federal website, healthcare.gov. It took over from the failed Cover Oregon website. But three of every seven customers have gone directly to the insurer's website. People included in the Medicaid expansion of the Affordable Care Act, get coverage through the Oregon Health Plan.

The state says so far about 990,000 people are enrolled.

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