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MSNBC Host Calls Cover Oregon Failure ‘Biggest Obamacare Train Wreck In The Entire Country’
Washington Free Beacon ^ | April 25, 2014 | Washington Free Beacon Staff

Posted on 04/26/2014 6:52:20 AM PDT by Cheerio

MSNBC’s Chris Hayes called the now defunct Cover Oregon website the “biggest Obamacare train wreck in the entire country” Friday on MSNBC.

“Today the state gave up and called for help on what has to be the biggest Obamacare train wreck in the entire country,” he said. “Oregon became the first state to dump its own troubled online health exchange and use the federal marketplace instead. Oregon spent $248 million of $305 million in federal grant, including $3 million on this cool ad campaign.”

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TOPICS: Culture/Society; Government; News/Current Events; US: California; US: Oregon
KEYWORDS: abortion; california; chrishayes; coveroregon; darrellissa; deathpanels; johnkitzhaber; kathleensebelius; msnbc; obamacare; oregon; sylviamathewsburwell; zerocare
Oregon Democrats like Gov. John Kitzhaber and other state bureaucrats are now left holding the keys following the botched rollout. House Oversight & Government Reform Committee Chairman Darrell Issa (R., Calif) called for Oregon to refund the $305 million they received from the federal grant.
1 posted on 04/26/2014 6:52:20 AM PDT by Cheerio
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To: Cheerio
The "Palace Guards" protect Obama on a daily basis:

CBS Covers Oregon 'Pulling the Plug' on Health Exchange, But Omits 'Obama'; ABC, NBC Ignore

2 posted on 04/26/2014 6:59:21 AM PDT by TexasCajun
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To: Cheerio
A few hundred million here and few million there, pretty soon you're talking REAL money. With 305 million dollars Oregon could have provided healthcare for thousands of people that need it.

Funny they will never mention that part.

3 posted on 04/26/2014 7:01:25 AM PDT by unixfox (Abolish Slavery, Repeal the 16th Amendment)
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To: Cheerio

I call Obamacare the biggest Obamacare train wreck in the country.


4 posted on 04/26/2014 7:02:18 AM PDT by Tonytitan
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To: unixfox

Imagine if they gave every state a few hundred million dollars....


5 posted on 04/26/2014 7:05:59 AM PDT by Gaffer (Comprehensive Immigration Reform is just another name for Comprehensive Capitulation)
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To: Tonytitan

If the Courts rule that subsidies for those in the federal exchanges are against the law, Oregon is going to be double pissed.


6 posted on 04/26/2014 7:07:27 AM PDT by DAC21
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To: Cheerio

“MSNBC Host Calls Cover Oregon Failure ‘Biggest Obamacare Train Wreck In The Entire Country’”

Exactly what Obama and the rest of the RATS wanted all along; “single payer”!


7 posted on 04/26/2014 7:08:23 AM PDT by kenmcg
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To: Cheerio

Fine, but don’t dare think that any of the leftists in Oregon will now think that Obamacare is a bad idea. It’s far more likely that this means to them that the all-powerful Federal Government is doing a better job than the state government, which they believe is as it should be.


8 posted on 04/26/2014 7:09:15 AM PDT by jiggyboy
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To: unixfox
A few hundred million here and few million there, pretty soon you're talking REAL money...

No problemo.

My grandkids, yet to be born, will be more than happy to pay for all this.

9 posted on 04/26/2014 7:10:33 AM PDT by C210N (When people fear government there is tyranny; when government fears people there is liberty)
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To: Cheerio

If you want to see the TORTURE that the people in Oregon went through because of Obamacare, watch this:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Xv2UUcXCo9g


10 posted on 04/26/2014 7:12:09 AM PDT by BobL
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To: DAC21

What’s the latest on the court case?


11 posted on 04/26/2014 7:14:29 AM PDT by Tonytitan
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To: Cheerio
the state gave up and called for help

Things must be behind schedule. The intent of Obamacare is to get ALL the states to cry "Uncle!" and turn to the feds.

12 posted on 04/26/2014 7:16:28 AM PDT by newheart (We have the government the founders warned us about.)
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To: Cheerio

Oregon makes Maryland look like pikers.

Maryland only wasted $90 million on their Obamacare websiteb before abandoning it.

Democrats suffer from Dunning-Kruger Effect which basically states that stupid people are too stupid to realize they’re stupid.


13 posted on 04/26/2014 7:19:56 AM PDT by Iron Munro (Malaysia Flight MH370 Black Box signals reported in Bermuda Triangle)
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To: Tonytitan
Here's one ruling from this year regarding subsidies being available through the federal exchange even though the law does not allow for it:

Judge backs Obamacare subsidies on federal health exchange
14 posted on 04/26/2014 7:29:43 AM PDT by andyk (I have sworn...eternal hostility against every form of tyranny over the mind of man.)
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To: Cheerio

100’s of millions here 100’s of millions there ,Obama gave out stimulus money to states in the name of health care and they wonder why donations to the Demonut Party are up


15 posted on 04/26/2014 7:31:10 AM PDT by molson209 (Blank)
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To: Cheerio

A leftist would spin it to mean that the Federal Government is there to save the states from their foibles and petty politics.


16 posted on 04/26/2014 7:45:28 AM PDT by PGR88
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To: Cheerio

Time to vote democrats out of office...


17 posted on 04/26/2014 7:52:52 AM PDT by GOPJ (Democrats are waging war on the middle class...)
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To: unixfox
With 305 million dollars Oregon could have provided healthcare for thousands of people that need it. Funny they will never mention that part.

You're right - that part is never mentioned...

18 posted on 04/26/2014 7:53:47 AM PDT by GOPJ (Democrats are waging war on the middle class...)
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To: molson209
Obama gave out stimulus money to states in the name of health care

Which was just for the 'start-up'. After a few years, the States have to pay for it ALL.

19 posted on 04/26/2014 7:56:52 AM PDT by MamaTexan (I am a Person as created by the Laws of Nature, not a person as created by the laws of Man)
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To: Cheerio

2nd biggest.


20 posted on 04/26/2014 7:57:52 AM PDT by bigbob (The best way to get a bad law repealed is to enforce it strictly. Abraham Lincoln)
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To: Cheerio
Oregon became the first state to dump its own troubled online health exchange and use the federal marketplace instead.

Isn't that like trading in a rusted-out Chevy Vega for a Yugo?

21 posted on 04/26/2014 8:02:44 AM PDT by rockrr (Everything is different now...)
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To: Cheerio

How can a state be given 300 million dollars and not be able to build
a functional website is beyond me. But there again, it wasn’t that long ago
Oregon was still counting votes by hand.


22 posted on 04/26/2014 8:18:34 AM PDT by tennmountainman (Just Say No To Obamacare)
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To: Cheerio

Bump


23 posted on 04/26/2014 8:23:09 AM PDT by lowbridge
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To: molson209

With the kind of money they’re spending, they could give each US citizen a $ million and just get rid of these programs.


24 posted on 04/26/2014 8:33:26 AM PDT by virgil (The evil that men do lives after them)
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To: virgil

What no refunds of the taxpayers money that was given to the LIB crony-capitalists? These criminals should be in prison. Where is an Attorney General with integrity and a good forensic accountant with same?


25 posted on 04/26/2014 8:38:19 AM PDT by hal ogen (First Amendment or Reeducation Camp?)
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To: hal ogen
You do hit on a point. What are these programs for except for enriching political cronies? It's stealing from the many to give to the few. They create new bloated bureaucracies that are armed against us. If they gave the money to us, the economy would be on fire instead of moving along like a slug.
26 posted on 04/26/2014 9:11:38 AM PDT by virgil (The evil that men do lives after them)
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To: Cheerio

Soooo—Where is the remaining $57 million going to end up?

How many Democrat pockets are going to be bulging??


27 posted on 04/26/2014 9:34:16 AM PDT by ridesthemiles
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To: Cheerio

Obamacare fail bump for later.....


28 posted on 04/26/2014 9:41:16 AM PDT by indthkr
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To: Gaffer

Imagine if they didn’t take the money from people in the first place, imagine if this money went to scholarships for poor kids to attend private schools, imagine if they stopped spending our money on all kinds of boondoggles like Amtrak and farm subsidies,.... and I could go on and on and on.


29 posted on 04/26/2014 10:03:41 AM PDT by Pining_4_TX (All those who were appointed to eternal life believed. Acts 13:48)
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To: Cheerio

Not that I am upset that Obamacare keeps failing.

But I just don’t understand how an exchange fails. The concept is so trivial — you do bids from insurance companies to meet a certain standard, and those that agree, you offer them all on a simple online interface.

Companies used to do this all the time, offering different insurance to their employees. And there are a dozen excellent examples of online purchasing sites.

Heck, there are car insurance websites that do exactly this job for car insurance, rather than health insurance. How much would it cost to just pay one of them to provide the service? Certainly not $200 million dollars.

We build jet planes that keep our country save for less money than Oregon spent on a web site to sell insurance from 3rd parties. How is that possible?


30 posted on 04/26/2014 11:09:35 AM PDT by CharlesWayneCT
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To: CharlesWayneCT
It failed because the only people they could sign up were illegal aliens. Not one citizen signed up according to the article posted a couple of days ago.

The bigger question today is "WHERE IS THE MONEY"?
31 posted on 04/26/2014 11:25:15 AM PDT by Cheerio (Barry Hussein Soetoro-0bama=The Complete Destruction of American Capitalism)
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To: Cheerio

Obama gave Oregon $305 million of taxpayers’ money to build its defective Obamacare website that enrolled zero people. No one will get punished, fired, or prosecuted for this scam.


32 posted on 04/26/2014 2:15:14 PM PDT by grundle
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To: TexasCajun

How will they deal with this one? Donald Sterling’ a liberal elite - his hatred is that of a ‘superior’.... He probably has the same contempt for conservatives....

Democrat Donor Donald Sterling Caught on Tape Spewing Racist Comments

http://www.thegatewaypundit.com/2014/04/democrat-donor-donald-sterling-caught-on-tape-spewing-racist-comments/


33 posted on 04/26/2014 3:32:05 PM PDT by GOPJ (Democrats are waging war on the middle class...)
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To: AdmSmith; AnonymousConservative; Berosus; bigheadfred; Bockscar; cardinal4; ColdOne; ...

Thanks Cheerio.


34 posted on 04/27/2014 5:57:15 AM PDT by SunkenCiv (https://secure.freerepublic.com/donate/)
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To: Cheerio

35 posted on 04/28/2014 9:57:12 AM PDT by Grampa Dave ( Herr Obama cannot divert resources from his war on Americans!)
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