BEND, OR -- The state will ask the federal government for permission to give Oregonians more time to comply with the Affordable Care Act because of delays with Cover Oregon’s Website. The Senate approved a bill Thursday ordering Cover Oregon to seek a one-month extension of the March 31st deadline for people to sign up for health insurance. The legislation would also require the state to seek federal permission for Oregon residents to earn tax credits if they purchase coverage directly from an insurance company.
The state is already seeking approval for both steps, and the Obama administration has said it would grant tax credits to people who went around the exchange. The bill now goes to Governor John Kitzhaber for his signature.
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