Man with cancer waiting on Cover Oregon, gets insured

Man with cancer waiting on Cover Oregon, gets insured
David Mahler.

CANBY, Ore. – A man who has leukemia now has health insurance after struggling to get it through the state's troubled health exchange, Cover Oregon.

After KATU's On Your Side Investigator Chelsea Kopta got involved and starting asking questions on Friday, David Mahler says Cover Oregon called him multiple times Saturday to let him know he now has health insurance.

Soon after his diagnosis, Mahler lost his job, and three months later, he was dropped from his insurance company. He was counting on getting insurance through Cover Oregon but days into the new year when he was federally mandated to have heath care coverage, he was still waiting on Cover Oregon.

Oregon is a state that's had one of the worst rollouts in the country of its online enrollment. It has had to resort to processing applications by hand instead.


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