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SALEM, Ore. (AP) — Oregon’s health insurance exchange will have staff who speak Spanish, Russian and Vietnamese to help explain and market the service that’s expected to provide health coverage to thousands of Oregonians.

The exchange, which is called Cover Oregon, will help the uninsured get access to the health coverage and subsidies to help pay for it once the federal health care overhaul requires most Americans to have insurance beginning next year.  But the state faces cultural and linguistic challenges in trying to educate limited-English speakers and hard-to-reach populations.

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