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Oregon's new health care exchange kicks off in October, and the Mail Tribune wants to talk to people who will be in the market for health insurance — or not.

People who had pre-existing conditions or other situations that made it difficult to get health insurance in the past will now be able to get coverage. The Oregon Health Plan is expanding, so thousands of low-income people who couldn't gain access in the past will now be allowed in.

Everybody is required to have insurance by March 31, 2014, or they'll face penalties, and some people will choose to pay the penalty rather than buy insurance.

Do you fit any of these descriptions?

If so, give us a call.

We will run a series of stories later this month about how the Affordable Care Act is playing out locally, and we'd like to include your input.

Contact reporters Chris Conrad (541-776-4471, or Greg Stiles (541-776-4463; and leave a callback number.

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