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All adults must have insruance by January of 2014.

 

Health exchanges will be set up nationwide to give workers different health insurance options at hopefully lower costs.

 

Patrick O'Keefe who owns Cascade Insurance Center in Bend says healthcare will be evolving and changes brings anxiety.

 

"I think people are nervous.  I think they're nervous for two reasons.  One there's the fear of the unknown.  We were facing msssive invreases, the past few yeats about 15 percent.  And they're still averaging 15 percent and you add slightly older employees and you could see a 25 percent increase.  There's concern also nothing is going on that is causing relief."

 

O'Keefe proejcts that  small business with fifty or more employees will see moderst increases around four percent.  But he says individuals seeking plans will see bigger increases.

 

 

 

Traffic & Weather

 

 

 

 

Jones Road, full road closure between Bennington Lane and NE Butler Market Road. May 18 – August 18, local access only.
 

Oregon State University off-site improvements for intersection reconstruction, July 11 – August 3,    7 a.m. – 4:30 p.m., at intersection of Chandler Avenue and Yates Drive.

 

Orion Drive closed in two locations for sewer work; at the intersection with Avery Lane and between Desert Woods Drive and King Hezekiah Way.  From July 11 to Sept. 6. Detours marked.

 

Valhalla Sewer Relocation Project, Mt. Washington Drive at Shevlin Park Road intersection and North to Regency Street. Nighttime closures with detours marked during roundabout construction. Daytime closures for construction towards Regency Street.    7 p.m. – 7 a.m., July 11 – November.

 

R.A.B. Construction:

Powell Butte Highway at Neff and Alfalfa Market Roads (8/31)

 
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