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Monday, April 28, 2014

Oregon officially gave up on its online health insurance exchange and switched to the federal website.

Oregon's exchange is seen as the worst in more than a dozen states that developed their own online health insurance marketplaces. Oregonians must use a time-consuming hybrid paper-online process to sign up for insurance. The state also had to hire more than 400 workers to aid in the manual enrollment process — that despite $134 million Oregon paid its main technology contractor Oracle Corp. to build the online exchange. Oregon received a monthlong enrollment-deadline extension because of the technology problems.

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+1 #1 Where is the outrage of Oregonians!!Guest 2014-04-28 18:04:44
Where is the outrage of Oregonians over this? Could you imagine if State of Oregon would have taken the $134 million dollars and split it evenly to the 3.9 million who reside in the state. Guess that would have paid for a lot of insurance premiums! The governor and everyone who supported Obamacare in our state legislature should be fired immediately.
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0 #2 Because Democrats ignore Democrat problems.Guest 2014-04-29 03:25:08
Quoting Guest:
Where is the outrage of Oregonians over this? Could you imagine if State of Oregon would have taken the $134 million dollars and split it evenly to the 3.9 million who reside in the state. Guess that would have paid for a lot of insurance premiums! The governor and everyone who supported Obamacare in our state legislature should be fired immediately.

I agree totally but why not ask if this were a Republican debacle there would be calls for a swift hanging. Instead there is the collective shrug about the waste because it was a Democrat run disaster.
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