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Oregon’s $300 Million Dollar Obamacare Exchange Hasn’t Enrolled a Single Person Online

Oregon’s $300 Million Dollar Obamacare Exchange Hasn’t Enrolled a Single Person Online

After spending over $300 million on its exchange, the state of Oregon has failed to enroll a single person online.

Somewhere along the way Oregon managed to sign up 44 people for Obamacare, but not through the internet. Philip Klein of the Washington Examiner reported in December…

Oregon signs up just 44 people for Obamacare despite spending $300 million

Oregon, once touted as a model for President Obama’s health care law, signed up just 44 people for insurance through November, despite spending more than $300 million on its state-based exchange.

The state’s exchange had the fewest sign-ups in the nation, according to a new report today by the Department of Health and Human Services.

As of April 2014, the situation in Oregon hasn’t improved. Sarah Hurtubise of The Daily Caller reports that the Oregon exchange is a colossal failure and heads are beginning to roll…

Oregon’s Obamacare exchange STILL in shambles

While the White House was hailing the latest Obamacare enrollment figures, Oregon’s exchange failed to sign up a single person online — making Cover Oregon Obamacare’s most disastrous state-based health exchange.

The exchange’s current IT director is now the fourth top official at Cover Oregon to resign from the embattled health insurance marketplace, following the former CIO Carolyn Lawson, who oversaw the site’s construction, and the organization’s two consecutive directors.

Aaron Karjala, the chief information technology manager for the insurance exchange, resigned Monday after Democratic Gov. John Kitzhaber urged the exchange’s board to remove her and former director Bruce Goldberg, who resigned earlier this month.

It’s too bad this wave of firings hasn’t reached the borders of Washington, DC.

As Jim Treacher recently asked…

Why does Kathleen Sebelius still have a job?

Featured image from “Cover Oregon” via YouTube.


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Wanna bet if the thing had been a raging success, Gov. John Kitzhaber would be taking credit for it.

When is he going to admit he is an incompetent administrator, unless making sure your employees and contractors are gender, racially and ethnically diverse and all are flaming left wing empire building bureaucrats, is how he defines competent.

Almost half the amount of the Federal Government. No wonder so many of the States decided not to even try.

$300 Million could have built a cancer or genetic research center or help find the cause/cure for autism. But Nooooo.

Taxpayer money went into the Solyndra of health care systems and came out laundered, ready for Democrat party campaign use.

    AConsidiot in reply to jennifer a johnson. | April 4, 2014 at 1:40 pm

    Or it could have been used to build 2.5 F-35 warplanes (not counting the R & D) and you wouldn’t have batted an eye.

    I do not say that because I believe that 2 wrongs make a right. I say that because ever article on this site seems to test for ideological purity before deciding what to criticize.

    For instance: A small group in the NSA developed a program, for peanuts, called ThinThread. it was designed to ‘connect the dots’. But the NSA, under Bush, killed ThinThread and gave out contracts to the usual suspects for Billions to build ‘Trailblazer’. Trailblazer never worked – but it did create a lot of jobs for the right people. Cue the outrage – Nah.

      amatuerwrangler in reply to AConsidiot. | April 5, 2014 at 1:28 am

      Let’s get real here. $300mil with get you 35 M1/A1 Abrams tanks, with enough left over to get each crew member an RC Cola and a Moon Pie when the column stops at the Chevron store to tank up (no pun intended). That’s real. Peace through superior firepower!

      If you are going to spend the taxpayer’s money, you should at least get them something they can see… and that serves a purpose.

NavyMustang | April 3, 2014 at 2:08 pm

$300 million for 1 website…that doesn’t work. Even if it did, I think that much money on one site is criminal and someone should be going to jail for fraud.

    Ragspierre in reply to NavyMustang. | April 3, 2014 at 2:20 pm

    You misunderstand the “circle of life” for the pigs at the trough.

    They not only WON’T ever see jail, as Deemocrat donors you can count on seeing them lined up for the next time “SOOOOooooeeeee” is called.

It’s only money, and it’s not even their money. Honestly, Why should they care?

Wow! Us Marylander’s got a bargin, we only spent a $150 Million on ours before they dumped it. Oregon’s gov’t must feel real stupid about now….

Sebelius is fine, thanks. She knows that once competence becomes a recognized factor in keeping a job in Washington, DC, her boss will be run out of town.

No one has ever been fired by Obama for incompetence as long as they never tried to blame him. Or for outrageous extralegal conduct of office, either.