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The website still is not able to sign people up for coverage from beginning to end without assistance.

 

Robin Henderson with St. Charles Helath System, says the continuing problems are disappointing.

 

"I don't think anyone thought it would be perfect, but I had no idea that it would be so convoluted and difficult.  I've heard so many heart breaking stories of people who think they have coverage, but don't have their cards.  We can do better and we should do better."

 

Henderson say the website's problems aren't just bad news for potential patients, but for the state's coop's like Health Republic Insurance -- that are trying to bring more competition to healthcare to lower costs.

 

"I sit on the board of Health Republic , one of the coops here in Oregon and this has had a huge impact on us business-wise.  Al   these difficulties are affecting us.  I really hope we can find a way to get this fixed and working."

 

Coops like Health Republic Insurance and Oregon's Health Coop are competing for customers in the individual and small group marketplaces.

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Traffic & Weather

 

 

 

King Solomon Lane closed between Ferguson Road and King David. (7/25)

 

Jones Road, full road closure between Bennington Lane and NE Butler Market Road. May 18 – August 18, local access only.
 

Oregon State University off-site improvements for intersection reconstruction, July 11 – August 3,    7 a.m. – 4:30 p.m., at intersection of Chandler Avenue and Yates Drive.

 

Orion Drive closed in two locations for sewer work; at the intersection with Avery Lane and between Desert Woods Drive and King Hezekiah Way.  From July 11 to Sept. 6. Detours marked.

 

Valhalla Sewer Relocation Project, Mt. Washington Drive at Shevlin Park Road intersection and North to Regency Street. Nighttime closures with detours marked during roundabout construction. Daytime closures for construction towards Regency Street.    7 p.m. – 7 a.m., July 11 – November.

 

R.A.B. Construction:

 

Murphy Road and Parrell Road closed with detours. (9/30)

 

Powell Butte Highway at Neff and Alfalfa Market Roads (8/31)

 
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