Oregon is switching to Healthcare.gov from its own troubled exchange

Oregon is giving up on its state-run online health exchange and switching over to the federal website, making it the first state to make the jump, according to the Associated Press. Oregon’s health exchange, known as Cover Oregon, has reportedly been plagued with issues and hasn’t even been able to fully process new applications online — those enrolling have apparently still had to fill out paper forms as well. Fixing Cover Oregon reportedly would have cost a staggering $ 78 million, while transitioning over to Healthcare.gov will only cost between $ 4 million and $ 6 million.

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