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The latest numbers are 50 thousand people have been signed up, plus 100-thousand more through the Oregon Health Plan.

 

Workers continue to try and get the website fully operational. 

 

The last two months the website has had plenty of technical problems.

 

But some people aren't surprised, like Linda Hendrix who was signing up for healthcare at the recent application fair in Bend.

 

"This is a huge thing.  Maybe if they started eons ago before insurance companies got involoved.  This is to be expected.  There's going to be tons of bugs.  It's going to take time."

 

Last week, the Director  of Cover Oregon, Rocky King resigned.

 

He's been on medical leave for the last couple months.

 

The search for a new permanent director is expected to start soon.  Dr. Bruce Goldberg, the head of the Oregon Health Authority is filling in on an interim basis.

 

 

Traffic

 

 

  • Click on the link for the latest conditions on the mountain passes.

 

  • Purcell Boulevard Northbound lane between Neff Road and Full Moon Drive (West side of the hospital) is closed until December 20th.

 

  • Nels Anderson Road between Nels Anderson Place and Brandis Court, single northbound shoulder closure will be in effect, two-way traffic to be maintained. Project completion expected December 2017.