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Cover Oregon Board Opts To Stay Intact — For Now

Cover Oregon’s board decided not to take action Thursday on dissolving itself.

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Now that the health exchange website is being managed by the feds and the Oregon Health Authority, Cover Oregon is left with little power.

But at its board meeting today, Chair Liz Baxter said Cover Oregon was created by the state Legislature, so it’s appropriate that decisions on its future also be made by the legislature.

A bill to dissolve the free-standing corporation is expected next session.