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Thursday, March 06, 2014

The federal government will examine how the federal dollars were spent building the state's online health care exchange.

“We will do so as part of a broader look at state exchanges,”Government Accountability Office spokesman Chuck Young said. “The exact scope of what we will cover and the time frames will be determined as the work goes forward.”

Cover Oregon launched Oct. 1 without a fully functioning website. Oregonians have been signing up for insurance using a hybrid paper and online enrollment process, and it’s unclear whether the website will work as intended before open enrollment closes March 31.

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+1 #1 Closing the Barn Door After the Horse is GoneGuest 2014-03-06 19:15:30
Millions of dollars later, someone is asking what happened. Given there should have been updates, reports, and accountability all along, isn't this just like closing the barn door after the horse is gone?

Anyone with a brain could have seen this coming. A couple of bureaucrats with no expertise in the kind of website needed, a relationship between Oracle and one of the major players and Oregon's history of software debacles could have told you thin is not going to have a happy ending.

Of course Merkley, Wyden, and Kitzhaber are suddenly expressing outrage and demanding answers. Where were you when millions of dollars of our money went down a rathole.

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