Smoke signals. (Grand Ronde, Or.) 19??-current, December 15, 2013, Page 14, Image 14

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    14 DECEMBER 15,2013
Smoke Signals
Cover Oregon and Tribal Communities:
Working Together for You
Cover Oregon opened Oct. 1, but its Tribal community part
nerships were already up and running and will continue to be
important in the months and years to come.
For the last two years, representatives from Oregon's nine
Tribes have helped shape Cover Oregon and how its programs
will help American Indians and Alaska Natives across the state
get quality health insurance that can be used at your local Tribal
or urban Indian clinic.
Cover Oregon is an online marketplace for Tribal communities
and others to find health insurance and get financial help to pay
for it. Even if you receive services from your Tribal or urban Indian
clinic, Cover Oregon will work for you.
"Once all of the bugs are worked out of the online system,
the opportunity for all Native Americans to access low
cost subsidized insurance is incredible. At Grand Ronde,
it promises to reduce Tribal expenses for Tribal Skookum,
out-of-pocket costs to Grand Ronde members and improve
the effectiveness of Contract Health Services. We are ex
cited about having the opportunity to continue to help our
membership to meet their health care needs." - General
Manager Mark Johnston
Having health insurance is important because it protects you
and your family from large medical bills by paying for some or all
of the costs of medical care. Even if you get services at your Tribal
or urban Indian clinic, health insurance protects you in case you
need a hospital stay or specialty care.
Many choices are available through Cover Oregon, including
private plans, the Oregon Health Plan and Oregon Healthy Kids.
If you are an enrolled member of a federally recognized Tribe and
sign up for insurance through Cover Oregon, you can expect:
To help your Tribal community: Getting health insurance
helps fund Tribal or urban Indian clinics;
Consistent care: You can continue to get care from your Tribal
or urban Indian clinic;
No cost for doctor visits: You will never have to pay for any
service you receive from a Tribal or urban Indian clinic. Also,
you might qualify for no cost-sharing at any doctor or provider
if you meet certain income requirements;" ' " V .
Flexible enrollment: Special monthly enrollment periods al
low you to sign up or change plans.
For more information on benefits to you and your Tribal com
munity, contact Cover Oregon or get in touch with a Tribal or
other community partner who can tell you more.
You also can contact Loretta Meneley, Certified Application
Assister at the Grand Ronde Health and Wellness Center, at 1-800-775-0095
or 503-879-1359. To be sure you're working with a
certified agent or partner, visit or call 1-855-CoverOR.
Language assistance is available. D
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All our love, always Your family.
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Happy 9th Birthday
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Happy 7th birthday
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Love, mom Kayla, dad Simon
auntie Gianna, uncle Logan,
Little Logan, grandma
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