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.
Full coverage of the troubled Cover Oregon website:
- Man with cancer still waiting on Cover Oregon
- New calls for Cover Oregon to take responsibility for project failures
- Rocky King, director of troubled Cover Oregon, resigns
- Salem man says Cover Oregon error left him in health care limbo
- Some question if they'll be covered by Cover Oregon in the new year
- What doomed Cover Oregon? 'Mismanagement,' say former employees
- After resigning, Lawson not talking about Cover Oregon website failures
- Ore. health official in charge of building Cover Oregon website resigns
- Fewer enrollments challenge Oregon exchange budget
- Executive director of Cover Oregon taking medical leave
- Cover Oregon considers new solutions
- Kitzhaber calls for independent review of Cover Oregon
- New emails show Cover Oregon unraveling in days before launch
- Emails: Cover Oregon executive knew about website problems in May