Diagnosis: Health Care - examing health care in the United States

Starting October 1, the health care marketplaces in Oregon and Washington established under the Affordable Care Act will open for enrollment. All this week KATU News will air a series of reports looking at the the Affordable Care Act and the state of health care in our country.

Check back all week for the latest stories. We've also provdied a series of links you need to learn more about the marketplaces and talk to your lawmakers.

KATU stories:

Watch KATU News and check back on each day this week for more stories

Health care marketplaces

Contact your members of Congress

This week Obamacare is being debated in the context of a bill funding the U.S. government and a bill to raise the debt limit. You can use the following numbers and websites to contact your representatives in Congress and tell them how you think they should vote on these critical issues.


Sen. Jeff Merkley
(202) 224-3753 (DC Office)
(503) 326-3386 (PDX Office)
(503) 362-8102 (Salem Office)

Sen. Ron Wyden
(202) 224-5244 (DC Office)
(503) 326-7525 (PDX Office)
(503) 589-4555 (Salem Office)

Rep. Earl Blumenauer
(202) 225-4811 (DC)
(503) 231-2300 (PDX)

Rep. Peter DeFazio
(202) 225-6416 (DC)
(541) 465-6732 (Eugene)

Rep. Kurt Schrader
(202) 225-5711 (DC)
(503) 588-9100 (Salem)

Rep. Greg Walden

(202) 225-6730 (DC)
(541) 776-4646 (Medford)
(541) 389-4408 (Bend)
(541) 624-2400 (La Grande)

Rep. Suzanne Bonamici
(202) 225-0855 (DC)
(503) 469-6010 (Beaverton)


Sen. Patty Murray
(202) 224-2621 (DC)
(360) 696-7797 (Vancouver)

Sen. Maria Cantwell
(202) 224-3441 (DC)
(360) 696-7838 (Vancouver)

Rep. Jaime Herrera-Beutler
Phone: (202) 225-3536 (DC)
(360) 695-6292 (Vancouver)