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Shared Care Now Covers Independents


A local program that tries to offer health care coverage to employees who can't afford it, is growing. SharedCare, managed by Health Matters of Central Oregon currently has just under 100 participants. Jessie Rawlings with Health Matters says participants must meet specific criteria. “We cover small businesses with sole proprietors and 1099 contractors in terms of if they don’t have insurance they are eligible. There is some wage criteria in terms of, on a very general sense, it’s making approximately les than $33,000 per year.” SharedCare hopes to enroll 150 participants by the end of the year.


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