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Obamacare Exchange 'Cover Oregon' Collapses in Failure
Breitbart ^ | 24 Apr 2014 | Dan Riehl

Posted on 04/25/2014 6:39:40 AM PDT by Cheerio

Breitbart News and others have chronicled the "Unmatched failure" that Cover Oregon has now officially become. As was pointed out on March 20 of this year, "The Oregon Obamacare exchange has received $305 million in taxpayer-funded federal grants, spent $160 million on its busted website, dropped $10 million on hipster promotional ads, erroneously enrolled 4,000 illegal immigrants in full Oregon Health Plan coverage contrary to federal law, and has not enrolled a single Oregonian online."

Oregon was even given "a $48 million "early innovator" grant for states whose exchanges were intended to serve as models for the nation." While the money was spent, clearly, that promised was never fulfilled.

State officials may finally be coming to grips with the idea that they have failed completely. It looks like the exchange will be closed down and turned over to the feds. Perhaps fittingly, the White House's favorite exchange will be turned over to the White House.

(Excerpt) Read more at breitbart.com ...


TOPICS: Government; US: Oregon
KEYWORDS: dems; fraud; obamacare; oregon; spending; waste
I still do not believe Obamacare will fail on its own like the GOP-e claims. It has to be killed.
1 posted on 04/25/2014 6:39:40 AM PDT by Cheerio
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To: Cheerio

Follow the money on this one. A crony firm incapable of writing the software diddled around. Most of the money was wasted on salaries for work that will be tossed, but a significant fraction went to political pals of those in power who owned the companies and didn’t give a crap if the project succeeded or failed as long as they were guaranteed a good skim off the top of the funds.


2 posted on 04/25/2014 6:42:47 AM PDT by Pearls Before Swine
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To: Cheerio

Every republican running for Congress should pledge to repeal Obamacare. If they can’t win on that alone then this Republic is finished.


3 posted on 04/25/2014 6:44:32 AM PDT by AU72
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To: Cheerio

In a Deep Blue state like Oregon? Say it ain’t so, Joe, Say it ain’t so!......................


4 posted on 04/25/2014 6:48:46 AM PDT by Red Badger (Soon there will be another American Civil War. Will make the first one seem like a Tea Party........)
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To: Pearls Before Swine

All that money is OreGONE....................


5 posted on 04/25/2014 6:49:28 AM PDT by Red Badger (Soon there will be another American Civil War. Will make the first one seem like a Tea Party........)
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To: Cheerio

Welcome to the People’s Republic of Oregon.

Pray America wakes up


6 posted on 04/25/2014 6:49:43 AM PDT by bray (The Republic of Texas 2022 is here)
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To: AU72

That require a spine.....................maybe they could get a transplant thru ObozoCare.................


7 posted on 04/25/2014 6:50:16 AM PDT by Red Badger (Soon there will be another American Civil War. Will make the first one seem like a Tea Party........)
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To: Cheerio

Funny that the Oregon hipster crowd couldn’t put together a functioning website.


8 posted on 04/25/2014 6:51:36 AM PDT by turducken
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To: Cheerio

I want to see the 0bamedia calculating the cost per enrolled Oregonian.


9 posted on 04/25/2014 7:30:41 AM PDT by Paladin2
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To: AU72
"Every republican running for Congress should pledge to repeal Obamacare. If they can’t win on that alone then this Republic is finished."

Perfectly stated.

10 posted on 04/25/2014 7:35:02 AM PDT by Mich Patriot (Pitch black is the new "tranparent.")
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To: Red Badger

Maybe NIKE will have to scale back new football uni’s for the Ducks to say, every OTHER game, and bail OCare out..


11 posted on 04/25/2014 7:36:17 AM PDT by Mich Patriot (Pitch black is the new "tranparent.")
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To: Cheerio

-— It has to be killed.-—

Both sides know this. It was part of the initial Democrat calculation. Overturning will require Republican control of the White House and Congress.

Considering that the Democrats control the media, it was a good bet. An evil bet. But astute, nonetheless.


12 posted on 04/25/2014 7:39:27 AM PDT by St_Thomas_Aquinas ( Isaiah 22:22, Matthew 16:19, Revelation 3:7)
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To: Mich Patriot

Maybe they should rename The Oregon Trail to The Oregon FAIL................


13 posted on 04/25/2014 7:48:19 AM PDT by Red Badger (Soon there will be another American Civil War. Will make the first one seem like a Tea Party........)
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To: turducken

Yep.... our Dem governor is the hipster who is running for his 4th term....If he wins...it’s over


14 posted on 04/25/2014 7:49:28 AM PDT by goodnesswins (R.I.P. Doherty, Smith, Stevens, Woods.)
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To: Cheerio
It would have all been good if they used those cool commercials like Colorado:


15 posted on 04/25/2014 7:51:30 AM PDT by nascarnation (Toxic Baraq Syndrome: hopefully infecting a Dem candidate near you)
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To: Cheerio

I think the state exchanges are designed to fail.
The states establish an exchange but discover that they cannot afford them long term. Then they turn to Uncle Sugar to bail them out. That will create the single payer system that the rulers wanted in the first place.
Obamacare is just the pathway to govt paid healthcare.
Then they can decide who lives and dies.


16 posted on 04/25/2014 7:51:35 AM PDT by Texas resident (The democrat party is now the CPUSA)
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To: Texas resident

This is taxpayer money, this is not real money, it’s like pretend. Elected officials and apparatchiks will not be held accountable for the gross malfeasance in their fiduciary responsibility. This is crony capitalism at at it’s worst.


17 posted on 04/25/2014 8:04:34 AM PDT by phormer phrog phlyer
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To: Paladin2

Oregon’s population is around 3 million. So that works out to about 100 dollars per resident. Insane.


18 posted on 04/25/2014 8:04:39 AM PDT by sportutegrl
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To: Paladin2

19 posted on 04/25/2014 8:06:42 AM PDT by MrB (The difference between a Humanist and a Satanist - the latter admits whom he's working for)
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To: AU72

It should be clear to you now that Republicans don’t want to repeal Obamacare.


20 posted on 04/25/2014 8:07:31 AM PDT by Hoodat (Democrats - Opposing Equal Protection since 1828)
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To: MrB
I was hoping they might try to use a Freiden Calculator.


21 posted on 04/25/2014 8:09:02 AM PDT by Paladin2
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To: Paladin2

Wow that brings back memories.

I used one of those as a college intern back in 1966 working in a manufacturing plant tabulating production costs.


22 posted on 04/25/2014 8:11:54 AM PDT by nascarnation (Toxic Baraq Syndrome: hopefully infecting a Dem candidate near you)
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To: nascarnation

It was always fun to make it go for a divide by zero and then walk away for a while to see if anyone got annoyed and turned it off.


23 posted on 04/25/2014 8:37:36 AM PDT by Paladin2
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To: Cheerio
The Oregon Obamacare exchange has received $305 million in taxpayer-funded federal grants

Whew. That's a relief!

At least it isn't going to cost the Oregon taxpayers anything. It is 'free' money!

24 posted on 04/25/2014 8:43:08 AM PDT by Gritty (Gun controllers aren't afraid of guns but a country where the individual has power-Dan Greenfield)
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To: Pearls Before Swine
Most of the money was wasted on salaries for work that will be tossed, but a significant fraction went to political pals of those in power who owned the companies and didn’t give a crap if the project succeeded or failed as long as they were guaranteed a good skim off the top of the funds.

Reads almost like the Mission Statement for Obamacare...................

25 posted on 04/25/2014 8:45:53 AM PDT by varon (Para bellum)
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To: varon
...and our Guv (here in Oregon) says he knew nothing about how badly things were going (with his “pet” project)!! Remember he's a doctor and he was going to make this the model for every other state exchange.
What CEO would make a statement like that (”I didn't know what was happening”) and expect to keep their job.
We Oregonians are idiots.....rather 50%+ of us are idiots as we allow this ninny to be reelected!
26 posted on 04/25/2014 9:02:42 AM PDT by blues-train (blues train)
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To: nascarnation

Please tell me that’s a spoof...


27 posted on 04/25/2014 9:03:23 AM PDT by Sicon ("All animals are equal, but some animals are more equal than others." - G. Orwell)
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To: Cheerio






Major Hasan or Minor Hussein II



What difference does it make now?







28 posted on 04/25/2014 9:29:39 AM PDT by devolve (- Tell VLADIMER after my ERECTION I have more 90% more FLEXIBILITY - I need more SPACE - Obama Jr -)
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To: Sicon

Not a spoof at all.
Here’s the announcement direct from their propaganda channel:
http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2013/11/12/obamacare-ads-colorado_n_4261448.html


29 posted on 04/25/2014 10:04:32 AM PDT by nascarnation (Toxic Baraq Syndrome: hopefully infecting a Dem candidate near you)
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To: Paladin2

Looks like they’re still around, LOL
http://www.ebay.com/itm/Vintage-Friden-STW-10-Calculator-/181388825638?pt=Vintage_Electronics_R2&hash=item2a3b9dd426


30 posted on 04/25/2014 10:06:02 AM PDT by nascarnation (http://www.ebay.com/itm/Vintage-FToxic Baraq Syndrome: hopefully infecting a Dem candidate near you)
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To: varon

I don’t know about Mission Statement, but it might as well be. Why select CGI, who had underperformed in Canada on the gun registry and gotten fired?


31 posted on 04/25/2014 11:19:59 AM PDT by Pearls Before Swine
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To: Cheerio

That is impressive. I expected ObamaCare to be a catastrophic failure, and I expected the exchanges to be terrible, but to enroll 4,000 illegal immigrants and not even one real Oregon citizen demonstrates an amazing level of incompetence and corruption, even by liberal standards.


32 posted on 04/25/2014 12:05:50 PM PDT by Pollster1 ("Shall not be infringed" is unambiguous.)
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To: Gritty
Senator Joe Lieberman Says Property Belongs First To Government, Not The People
33 posted on 04/25/2014 12:36:14 PM PDT by Cheerio (Barry Hussein Soetoro-0bama=The Complete Destruction of American Capitalism)
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