Cover Oregon's Acting Director, Dr. Bruce Goldberg, told the exchange board members on Friday that the deadline to enroll will be extended to January 6th.
says coverage will be retroactive to January 1st and that qualified applicants will be able to get their January subsidy too.
Dr. Bruce Goldberg
, the acting leader of "Cover Oregon" held his
weekly news briefing Monday and wants to get the word out, people have options.
"There's been a lot of fear and confusion and concern from people that they could be uninsured on January 1st.
We want people to know how they can get coverage."
Goldberg says if you currently have insurance, you can continue that plan for a month and then reapply at Cover Oregon in January for February.
Acting Executive Director, Dr. Bruce Goldberg says they are moving forward processing thousands of paper applications to get people enrolled by the first of the year.
They have applications for 65-thousand people they are trying to plow through, to get people coverage by January first.
says they continue to develop code and test it on the Cover Oregon website, but it's still not functioning at the level it has to.
During that search, Bruce Goldberg, M.D., will serve as acting Cover Oregon Executive Director.
"We are starting to see enrollments and are gaining momentum.
I am confident we are on the right track to get people the health coverage they need.
While our work is not done, I had to make the difficult decision to focus on my health now so that I can get better.
I know that the Board and Dr. Goldberg
will keep things moving forward in my absence," said King.