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Oregon health care leaving paper trail

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In Oregon, a state envied for its high tech, sign-ups under the new federal health-care law have been anything but.

About 400 newly hired workers in Salem are processing paper applications by the thousands for health insurance under President Barack Obama’s law. They review each 19-page application, calculate eligibility for tax subsidies, and then mail back a packet of each consumer’s options — which the customers must mail back to complete their enrollments.

Meanwhile, at the headquarters of Cover Oregon,…

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