|October 11, 2013 Oregonian front page article|
But no front page coverage of Oregonians seeing their healthcare rates skyrocket. This even though reporter Nick Budnick admitted "this is a confusing and chaotic time" in response to one commenter who was told she would have $550 more per quarter added to her "tuition" costs unless she could prove she had health insurance that met the university's criteria. In his defense, Budnick did ask the commenter to contact him. But apparently no one at the Oregonian thought to contact students or anyone else about what the new mandates might mean before commenter Peggy2012 posted about her experience.
I personally know six people who have had plans cancelled and will have to pay significantly more for healthcare coverage or who are young, needy, do not currently have healthcare coverage and will have to find some and find a way to pay for it. But, the folks at the Oregonian apparently struggle to find any Oregonian negatively impacted.