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Cover Oregon: If you haven’t heard from us by Monday…you should probably look for alternate coverage
Hot Air ^ | December 21, 2013 | Erika Johnsen

Posted on 12/21/2013 7:33:37 PM PST by 2ndDivisionVet

How did Oregon manage to go from one of the most enthusiastically pro-ObamaCare, gung-ho exchange-builders in the country to these shambles of lost administrative dignity? Two of their highest-ranking officials in charge of coordinating what they for months advertised as what would be a smooth, online, and hipster-friendly insurance-buying experience are already on the outs, and the 400 or so navigators they hired when they realized (too late) that they were in over their heads haven’t been quite enough to cope with the logistical struggle of signing people up for government-run insurance minus a functional website. Ergo, reports The Oregonian:

Oregon’s troubled health insurance exchange began robocalling applicants Friday, warning them that if they don’t receive enrollment confirmation by Monday, they should seek coverage elsewhere for Jan. 1.

“If you haven’t heard from us by Dec. 23, it is unlikely your application will be processed for Jan. 1 insurance coverage,” a woman’s voice on the pre-recorded call from Cover Oregon says. “If you want to be sure you have insurance coverage starting Jan. 1, you have other options.”

It’s yet another sign that the health insurance exchange’s technological breakdowns will prevent some — perhaps many — Oregonians from getting subsidized coverage Jan. 1, despite Gov. John Kitzhaber’s previous assurances otherwise. Out of more than 65,000 applicants, the exchange reports enrolling nearly 30,000, but only about 11,000 of them in private insurance plans.

The calls also suggest the exchange’s problems will prevent many of those individuals from receiving tax credits or subsidies in January, even though they qualify for them.

Er… why are they just telling insurance-seeking Oregonians this now? If they really have 11,000 people now enrolled in private plans, then they have been making some very slow but steady progress on the larger heap of applications they have going over the past week or so — but they must have known for awhile now that there was no way in heck they were going to be able to process the lot of the applications submitted by December 23rd in time to begin coverage January 1st, what with the slow and often erroneous processing that is part and parcel of doing things via paper application. This really is turning into an unmitigated logistical nightmare — and just in time for Christmas!


TOPICS: Business/Economy; Culture/Society; Government; US: Oregon
KEYWORDS: obamacare; oregon
It'd be hilarious if it weren't so sad.
1 posted on 12/21/2013 7:33:37 PM PST by 2ndDivisionVet
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

I wish social security had started out this badly.


2 posted on 12/21/2013 7:34:43 PM PST by cripplecreek (REMEMBER THE RIVER RAISIN!)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

how many millions was spent on this fail?


3 posted on 12/21/2013 7:37:41 PM PST by GeronL (Extra Large Cheesy Over-Stuffed Hobbit)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet
but only about 11,000 of them in private insurance plans.

and how many of those are getting subsidies??

4 posted on 12/21/2013 7:38:18 PM PST by GeronL (Extra Large Cheesy Over-Stuffed Hobbit)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

It’s the fault of conservatives.

We pricked the bubble of Obama worship — otherwise everyone would believe the ‘Rats when the ‘Rats told them the stream of pee on their legs was rain.


5 posted on 12/21/2013 7:38:48 PM PST by BenLurkin (This is not a statement of fact. It is either opinion or satire; or both.)
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To: GeronL

14,000?


6 posted on 12/21/2013 7:44:11 PM PST by 2ndDivisionVet (A courageous man finds a way, an ordinary man finds an excuse.)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

Oregon is run by liberals. This is just more proof that liberals don’t care about resutls, just control.


7 posted on 12/21/2013 7:45:19 PM PST by aimhigh
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

14,000 out of 11,000?


8 posted on 12/21/2013 7:50:11 PM PST by GeronL (Extra Large Cheesy Over-Stuffed Hobbit)
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To: GeronL

Democrat math, see Chicago or Ohio.


9 posted on 12/21/2013 7:51:15 PM PST by 2ndDivisionVet (A courageous man finds a way, an ordinary man finds an excuse.)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

Lotsa luck getting coverage on Christmas week.


10 posted on 12/21/2013 7:53:31 PM PST by gitmo (If your theology doesn't become your biography, what good is it?)
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To: cripplecreek

Well said.


11 posted on 12/21/2013 7:56:35 PM PST by Jet Jaguar
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

The PC phrase for Obamacare is “jury-rigged”...


12 posted on 12/21/2013 7:56:42 PM PST by mrsmith (Dumb sluts: Lifeblood of the Media, Backbone of the Democrat Party!)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

“It’d be hilarious if it weren’t so sad. “

It is hilarious, but the only sad part of it is that portion of the population who knew that this would fail and are caught up in it nonetheless. As for those who voted for the RATs, the pain cannot be severe enough for me! and I just hope all the snotty left wing professors are at the top of the “hurt” list!

From P.J. O’Rourke:

“At the core of liberalism is the spoiled child. Miserable, as all spoiled children are, unsatisfied, demanding, ill-disciplined, despotic and useless.
Liberalism is a philosophy of sniveling brats”


13 posted on 12/21/2013 8:15:09 PM PST by vette6387
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

I’m going to repeat a prior posted statement for the sake of repeating:

Oregon Gov. Kitzhaber has taken responsibility for the Cover Oregon debacle by...

...running for reelection.


14 posted on 12/21/2013 8:21:54 PM PST by logi_cal869
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

It’d be hilarious if it weren’t so sad.


Yes it is sad, but it’s a lot more than just sad.

We see the future falling into place, but do not fully grasp the implications of how this is all going to play out.

ObamaCare and the incompetent roll out of it is going to be a disaster of epic proportions from a human suffering standpoint and from an economic standpoint as one fifth of our economy goes into chaotic gridlock when the act takes effect on Jan 1.

The number of lawsuits filed alone is going to be staggering


15 posted on 12/21/2013 8:22:39 PM PST by rdcbn
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To: aimhigh
My wife was a teacher in OR for 22 years, and there was a private retirement program set up. She has been retired for 5 years, and now we leave in WA (good boating)they just informed us that we must pay the OR income tax.

Is that taxation without representation? Politicians are criminals and will steal all they can.

Time for a class action legal action. My family has one of the largest Law firms in Texas.

16 posted on 12/21/2013 8:22:43 PM PST by stubernx98 (cranky, but reasonable)
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To: GeronL

how many millions was spent on this fail?

Over one BILLION Dollars.


17 posted on 12/21/2013 8:23:15 PM PST by rdcbn
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To: 2ndDivisionVet
Cover Oregon: If you haven’t heard from us by Monday…don't bother sending out a search party.
18 posted on 12/21/2013 8:33:06 PM PST by TigersEye (Stupid is a Progressive disease.)
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To: rdcbn
It's more than sad....and the money can be printed with a few cycles of the printing machine....

But this is more than sad...peoples lives are threatened....

And this young cancer patient....whose parents lost their health insurance....

Breast cancer survivor Lynn Beckler is now going on 60 days of no insurance thanks to the Obamacare web site not being able to process her request properly


19 posted on 12/21/2013 8:40:49 PM PST by spokeshave (OMG.......Schadenfreude overload is not covered under Obamacare :-()
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To: 2ndDivisionVet
"Administrative dignity"

There's an oxymoron for you, though I suppose "Beauracratic dignity" would be more apt.

20 posted on 12/21/2013 8:41:13 PM PST by Sicon ("All animals are equal, but some animals are more equal than others." - G. Orwell x)
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To: spokeshave

But this is more than sad...peoples lives are threatened....


It is more than sad, it’s criminal - literally.


21 posted on 12/21/2013 9:06:58 PM PST by rdcbn
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To: rdcbn
Yes....and when this is all done, the list of victims will be longer than on the VietNam memorial,...

To put it in context:

LONDON, June 21, 2012 (LifeSiteNews.com) - An eminent British doctor told a meeting of the Royal Society of Medicine in London that every year 130,000 elderly patients that die while under the care of the National Health Service (NHS) have been effectively euthanized by being put on the controversial Liverpool Care Pathway (LCP), a protocol for care of the terminally ill that he described as a “death pathway.”

The British NHS is a government run "single player"

Scale up the population size from UK to USA (about X6) and you get over 750,000 euthanizing events a year in the USA under "single player"

22 posted on 12/21/2013 9:46:00 PM PST by spokeshave (OMG.......Schadenfreude overload is not covered under Obamacare :-()
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To: cripplecreek

The Social Security bill which turned into a law....had roughly sixty pages. You could have read it in a couple of hours, and was at that stage in the mid-1930s of being simple enough that a high graduate could understand it.

I agree...if we were doing social security today form scratch....it’d be over 4,000 pages, and likely a bigger failure from the start than this.


23 posted on 12/21/2013 9:48:11 PM PST by pepsionice
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To: spokeshave

An eminent British doctor told a meeting of the Royal Society of Medicine in London that every year 130,000 elderly patients that die while under the care of the National Health Service (NHS) have been effectively euthanized by being put on the controversial Liverpool Care Pathway (LCP), a protocol for care of the terminally ill that he described as a “death pathway.”

The British NHS is a government run “single player”

Scale up the population size from UK to USA (about X6) and you get over 750,000 euthanizing events a year in the USA under “single player”


Moral of the story - don’t get old.


24 posted on 12/21/2013 10:27:41 PM PST by rdcbn
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To: cripplecreek

Social Security was the ultimate Ponzi scheme.


25 posted on 12/21/2013 11:09:11 PM PST by fortheDeclaration (Pr 14:34 Righteousness exalteth a nation:but sin is a reproach to any people)
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To: spokeshave

Well, the important thing is that Obama feels bad about it.


26 posted on 12/21/2013 11:10:39 PM PST by fortheDeclaration (Pr 14:34 Righteousness exalteth a nation:but sin is a reproach to any people)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

We are seeing the “planned to fail” scenario being played out. Where is zero? he’s on vacation playing golf, where’s the reigme? thier on holiday. They stole 600 million dollars on a program they knew wouldnt work They have managed to strangle the insurance companies, force them to drop everyone purposley to lead everyone to thier non existant program. They lit the fuse and closed the door behind them.


27 posted on 12/22/2013 3:01:09 AM PST by ronnie raygun
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

Liberal fantasies - Oregon was a “shining gem” for the monstrosity and it turns out that it was all a bunch of liberal leg tingling, pant wetting, Hope for the Exchange instead of being based in reality.


28 posted on 12/22/2013 4:58:17 AM PST by trebb (Where in the the hell has my country gone?)
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