Skip to comments.After getting $300 million in federal grants, Oregon switches to federal exchange.
Posted on 04/25/2014 1:56:32 PM PDT by ThethoughtsofGreg
Earlier today, Oregon became the first state-run health exchange to adopt the federal HealthCare.gov exchange portal. After receiving more than $300 million dollars in federal grants, the state struggled to sign up private insurance enrollees through their own online portal, Cover Oregon. Due to these difficulties and the projected costs of fixing the exchange, a technological advisory committee recommended to Oregons exchange board on Thursday that the state transition to using the federal exchange, rather than attempt to fix its existing exchange. Today, state officials approved the advisory boards recommendation.
Examining the cost projections between the two options, state officials reported that it would be more expensive for Oregon to repair their current state exchange than adopt the federal system. To fix the current exchange, it would have cost an estimated $78 million. The switch to the federal system is estimated to only cost between $4 million to $6 million. Under the new system, the Cover Oregon website will still be in place, but consumers will be transferred to HealthCare.gov.
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This just goes to show you that no amount of money can fix Obamacare.
Those funds must be returned to the Federal Government.
All of the guilty persons, form a line along the wall over there. We’ll be processing your promotions and bonuses as quickly as possible. We’ve even hired outside contractors to expedite this process.
So many crooks have just gotten absolutely rich off of ObamaCare.
“So many crooks have just gotten absolutely rich off of ObamaCare.”
So many INCOMPETENT DimocRAT CRONIES have just gotten absolutely rich off of ObamaCare.
My state (Kansas) has spent 14 years running up a tab equal to that amount ($300 million) renovating the capitol building. Its been a long protracted process with accusations of waste and cost over-runs triple the initial cost estimate.
But at least we got real, hard, walk up and touch them, improvements.
I guess $300 million might as well get tossed into the furnace in Oregon. That is a staggering amount of money to waste. I’m sure lots of people lost their jobs.
Here in MN, the morons got bonuses for failure.
I don't see no pigs flying.
Could we please get our $300,000,000 back?
This was a good plan to extract the maximum amount of money from the Feds before throwing themselves on their “mercy”. I’m sure that those well connected did quite well.
Yep. You can guarantee that the Oregon website designers were well connected politically.
Isn’t there just one forensic accountant and one ethical Attorney General remaining in America? So many criminal bums should be headed for long stays in prison because of this nation-wide fraud.
I think I'll sign up tomorrow!....bwahahahaha!
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