Health insurance
ALEX BANDON, ASSOCIATED PRESS

Philomath health insurance agent Shea Brown was quoted in a recent article published by The Lund Report.

The story reported that as the individual health insurance market's enrollment window for 2018 coverage gets ready to close Dec. 15, Oregon may fall short when compared to last year's numbers. The state actually has some of the higher rates per capita in the country, based on numbers that were released by Medicare & Medicaid Services.

Still, The Lund Report story reported that Oregon would have to more than double the number of enrollments to match the 130,000 who purchased coverage through healthcare.gov last year.

Chris Gray, who wrote the piece, interviewed Brown and wrote, "the pace of enrollments have not greatly exceeded last year’s open enrollment, though she is working 10-hour days, six days a week, trying to sign up as many people as she can in the rushed open enrollment."

Brown was quoted: “It’s been a lot more difficult to figure out how to help people in the shorter time frame," a reference to this year's shorter open enrollment period.

If you want to read the story, go online to: bit.ly/lund-insurance.

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