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New funding available for uninsured Oregonians

Is health insurance that doesn't cover hospital care worth having?
The Oregon Health Insurance Marketplace is for those who are not covered through other programs or their employer.

New financial aid targets uninsured Oregonians seeking healthcare.

The Oregon Health Insurance Marketplace begins its annual enrollment period on November 1. It connects participants to healthcare providers and funding.

The service is for those who don't get coverage through The Oregon Health Plan, Medicare, or their employer. This year, the Oregon Health Authority expanded access to those with unaffordable offers through a spouse or parent’s work.

Program Director Chiqui Flowers is urging previously ineligible applicants to re-apply. In a press release, she wrote that nearly 80% of last season’s applicants received financial aid.

Funding for 2023 will be available until January 25.

Nathan Wilk joined the KLCC News Team in 2022. He is a graduate from the University of Oregon School of Journalism and Communication. Born in Portland, Wilk began working in radio at a young age, serving as a DJ and public affairs host across Oregon.