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Oregon Gov. requests open enrollment through amid coronavirus pandemic

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Salem, Ore. -- Gov. Brown is calling on Health and Human Services to open a special enrollment period for Oregonians to get heath insurance through

The open enrollment deadline passed back in December 2019 and won't open again until November 2020.

“Many Oregonians are uninsured or underinsured and now find their families’ budgets significantly tightened due to this national emergency,” Brown said in a letter to HHS Secretary Alex Azar. “In order to remove any potential barriers that remain, it is critical for all Oregonians to have access to a special enrollment period.”

An open enrollment period right now would allow anyone legally in the U.S. to obtain health insurance. She has requested that the period be open for at least 30 days.

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The governor's letter, her office says, emphasized the importance of meeting the needs of families finding themselves in a difficult place financially amid a national crisis.

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