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Sat Mar 7, 2015, 09:38 PM

Oregon abolishes its hopelessly bungled health insurance exchange

A bill dissolving Cover Oregon, the state's dysfunctional health insurance exchange, has been signed by Gov. Kate Brown.

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The decision was announced in a nine-word tweet from Brown's account, which said simply: "This afternoon I signed Senate Bill 1 into law." She signed the legislation Friday.

Cover Oregon was plagued by problems almost from its onset. No Oregonian was ever able to enroll online in a private plan under the Affordable Care Act because the state exchange never had a functioning website, forcing insurance seekers to file paper applications.

In April, state officials voted unanimously to switch over to the federal health insurance exchange, HealthCare.gov., citing the high cost of trying to fix the problematic state marketplace. The Oregon exchange had cost the state $248 million.

Read the rest at: http://www.latimes.com/nation/la-na-cover-oregon-abolished-20150307-story.html

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Fri Mar 13, 2015, 05:02 PM

1. What mess this was.

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Fri Mar 13, 2015, 11:43 PM

2. I really hope that we take Oracle to the cleaners

I think we should be getting a full 248 million refund, at the very least. Preferably that plus damages, and some criminal prosecutions as well.

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