By Betty Johnson, MVHCA
More than 175 persons crammed into the Corvallis public library on Tuesday, Aug. 20, to obtain the latest information about Oregon's unique health insurance exchange, COVER OREGON. Liz Baxter, chair of the board of directors of Cover Oregon, opened with her perspective on the forum's topic, Oregon's Health Insurance Exchange...what does it mean for you and your family? Onofre Contreras, Cover Oregon Stakeholder Engagement staff, emphasized easier access to comprehensive health insurance information and simpler enrollment procedures through the Cover Oregon website and phone connection, which are currently operating at http://www.coveroregon.com/ or 1-855-268-3767.
Dr. Ralph Prows, CEO of Oregon's Health CO-OP, described the unique features and services of this Consumer Operated and Oriented Plan (http://orhealthco-op.tumblr.com/). Participants were particularly enthusiastic about the availability of naturopaths for primary care services through Oregon's Health CO-OP.
Green, the recently elected chair of Mid-Valley Health Care
Advocates, deftly handled numerous questions from participants during
the two-hour forum, which was recorded. The recording will be
available soon for local groups to inform their members and the
arrange for use of the recording, contact Ron Green.
Mid -Valley Health Care Advocates partnered with HCAO-Albany and three other local organizations to sponsor this educational event.