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December 20, 2014

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Oregon dropping its health exchange for federal site

DURHAM, Ore. — Oregon has become the first state in the nation to decide to drop its problem-plagued online health exchange and switch to the federal website.

Cover Oregon's board on Friday approved an advisory committee's recommendation to ditch its troubled portal. Oregon will use HealthCare.Gov for private policies.

Officials say fixing the existing system would be too costly at $78 million and would take too long. Switching to the federal system would cost just $4 million to $6 million.

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