Oregon gets $2.9M for health exchange advisors


The U.S. Department of Health and Human Services is giving Oregon $2.9 million of a nationwide $150 million in grants to hire advisors to help patients enroll with health insurance marketplaces. Nearly 3,000 people will be hired nationwide.

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The U.S. Department of Health and Human Services is giving Oregon $2.9 million of a nationwide $150 million in grants to hire advisors to help patients enroll with health insurance marketplaces. Nearly 3,000 people will be hired nationwide.

The 28 Oregon health centers receiving the funds are set to hire 49 additional workers, who are expected to assist 71,493 people with enrollment with health insurance exchanges, according to the health department.

Multnomah County will get the biggest chunk of the money – a sum of $296,424.

Read more at OregonLive.com.

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