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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.

 

  • I-84,Troutdale MP 17 - 62, in the Coumbia Gorge remains closed. The highway is closed EB at Exit 17 in Troutdale. Trucks use US-26 to OR-35 as an alternate route.

 

  • Construction at 27th Street . Northbound Lane Closed from Ferguson to Bear Creek.  Detour in place.

 

  • 27th and Bear Creek Rd intersection varying traffic control changes

 

  • O.B. Riley Road South-bound lane closed south of Mervin Samples Rd (12/17)