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Libraries and Affordable Care Act in Oregon

What's New?

Find information about how coverage impacts tax returns at the HealthCare.gov web site.
The enrollment period for health care coverage under the Affordable Care Act for 2015 is November 15 2014 to February 15, 2015.  Check out the FAQ for more information about enrollment options.
Oregonians now must use HealthCare.gov to enroll in health insurance offered under the Affordable Care Act.

What is Cover Oregon?

Cover Oregon operated as a health insurance marketplace under the Affordable Care Act in 2013-2014. It is no longer functioning as an independent health insurance exchange, but continues to serve Oregonians by providing information and assistance to 2014 enrollees and by connecting 2015 enrollees with local experts who can provide in-person help with the HealthCare.gov enrollment process.

Planning Library Activities

Find community partners or certified agents to provide citizens with enrollment assistance or help with programming in your library. You may also contact your county’s health department to identify potential partners for library activities.
The Health Happens in Libraries program provides a forum for sharing library programming ideas. This program is run in partnership with WebJunction and ZeroDivide and is funded by a grant from the Institute of Museum and Library Services.

Promotional Materials

The Center for Medicare and Medicaid Services provides outreach and promotional materials for the federal health insurance marketplace. 


Training Opportunities and Other Resources

The Health Happens in Libraries program provides a variety of resources and training tools for librarians.   
The National Network of Libraries of Medicine, Pacific Northwest Region, has also gathered Affordable Care Act resources on their web site. 


Please contact Arlene Weible, Electronic Services Consultant, 503-378-5020.