Skip to comments.Zero Oregon Obamacare Enrollees After Four Months and $305 Million
Posted on 03/21/2014 6:13:05 AM PDT by LucianOfSamasota
More than four months after its scheduled launch and despite receiving $305 million in federal grants and spending at least $160 million on the website, Cover Oregon has not enrolled anyone.
U.S. Rep. Greg Walden (R-OR) and other leaders of the House Energy and Commerce Committee wrote a letter to the General Accountability Office, stating, "The catastrophic breakdown of Cover Oregon is unacceptable, and taxpayers deserve accountability."
The letter notes that the Obamacare federal exchange, HealthCare.gov, and the various state exchanges "have encountered numerous problems." Yet, according to Walden, Cover Oregon, the healthcare exchange for the state of Oregon, may have won the booby prize.
"Although the rollout of the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act has been problematic nationwide, no state has had more complications than Oregon," Walden and the other congressmen wrote. "Oregon's state exchange website, Cover Oregon, has been such a technological failure that even now, months after the start of the open enrollment period, the site is unable to enroll anyone."
It is likely the GAO probe will be granted, considering that GAO staff workers helped Congressman Walden craft the wording of the letter. According to a GAO spokesman, this is believed to be the first time legislators have asked for a federal investigation of an Obamacare exchange run by an individual state.
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Fed's spend $305 Million taxpayer's dollars to promote a scheme to spend taxpayer's dollars and they FAIL!
Bunch of racists.
Unreal. That’s like a ball player winning the triple crown every year for twenty years kind of amazing.
How much is that per enrollee?
Maybe that POS Øbama should threaten Oregon and draw a line to teach us a lesson. . ?
Cost is no object to our community minded organizer!
He’s here to assure we have the best government money can buy.
(I’m just not sure I can afford the government he has in mind).
No amount of logic or reason was going to sway the Obamacare supporters.
We told you it was going to suck. Embrace the suck.
No one will be held accountable.
...............I don’t often give deep, deep blue Oregon any credit! But, wow, they’ve got this fraudulent Zerocare all figured out! Good for them!
Wondering what Obamacare supporters would have to say if it WASN’T such a huge success.
The did not fail. They successful spent $305 million. The fact that they didn’t enroll anyone is an unintended consequence! /s
All those government employees from Oregon taking their vacations in Mexico say “Gracias!”.
“The catastrophic breakdown of Cover Oregon is unacceptable, and taxpayers deserve accountability.”
No, what the taxpayers deserve are some heads on a platter. Let’s start with EVERY SINGLE DEMOCRAT WHO VOTED FOR DEATHCARE.
If you would like more information about Oregon, please FReepmail me. I lost my Oregon list when my computer crashed recently.
I know it is mind numbing to see all the zeroes, but $305 million is $305,000,000.00.
Wow...I guess I just paniced, thinking that the SHTF and runaway inflation was here. Phew.
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