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Cover Oregon to Host Community Meeting in Portland

March 13, 2013


March 13, 2013 — Cover Oregon will host a community meeting in Portland on Thursday, March 21 from 6 to 8 p.m. to share updates about Oregon’s developing health insurance exchange and to give the public an opportunity to ask questions of expert staff and provide feedback.   The meeting is open to the public and will take place in the Immigrant and Refugee Community Organization gymnasium, 10301 NE Glisan St., Portland, OR, 97220. Anyone who wants to learn more about Cover Oregon is welcome to attend.    Members of the Cover Oregon board of directors and staff will be available to answer questions on topics such as financial assistance, options for small employers, and the role of agents and community partners.    “We know community members have a lot of questions about how health reform will affect them,” said Liz Baxter, chair of the Cover Oregon board of directors. “This meeting is an opportunity to learn about Cover Oregon, hear about upcoming changes, and ask questions about how these changes will impact individuals and  small employers across Oregon.”   Starting in October 2013, Cover Oregon will offer individuals, families, and small employers a new way to shop and apply for health coverage online. Oregonians will be able to search by price, carrier or services offered on one website. Cover Oregon will be the only place Oregonians can compare health coverage options from various carriers apples-to-apples and access financial assistance to help pay for coverage.   Cover Oregon will host a series of community meetings throughout the state over the next year, including additional meetings in the Portland Metro area. For details about the Portland community meeting, including an agenda, click here.