‘It’s a Scandal Much Worse Than New Jersey’

Posted by on Feb 11, 2014 at 8:28 am

Pray tell, what could actually be worse than a couple of days of ramp closures leading the George Washington Bridge? Psst, it embarrasses Democrats, so move along, nothing to see here.

The story behind the massive failure of the Oregon health exchange website continues to unravel as allegations of fraud and gross mismanagement mount.

Local news agencies have obtainedemails and other reports suggesting state officials lied about the progress of the website, possibly even creating dummy sites to present to federal officials.

“It’s a scandal much worse than New Jersey,” said state GOP representative Dennis Richardson, who is running for governor against incumbent Democrat Gov. John Kitzhaber.

The issue is starting to bubble up to Capitol Hill. Richardson is calling for an audit of the program by the federal Government Accountability Office. That push would likely come from Rep. Greg Walden (R., Ore.), the only Republican in the Oregon delegation.

A spokesman for Walden said the congressman is “aggressively pursuing” more information about the botched rollout of the website.

“Greg is very concerned about failure of Cover Oregon,” a spokesman for Walden said in a statement to the Free Beacon. “The breakdown of the exchange is unacceptable, and taxpayers deserve accountability for the more than $300 million the federal government has given the state.”

Oregon’s health care exchange recently announced it has enrolled more than 100,000 people, which is impressive considering not a single one enrolled through the exchange website.

The Cover Oregon site was supposed to be a model for other states launching health care exchanges. It received hundreds of millions of dollars in federal grants for the program.

And it still doesn’t work. But good luck finding even a second of coverage from any of the networks on this scam, and nary a mention at Oregon’s largest newspaper. Meanwhile, Democrats are now reduced to chasing Chris Christie around the country. Yes, really. Just a bit of overkill.

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7 Responses to “‘It’s a Scandal Much Worse Than New Jersey’”

  1. bestie21 on 11/11/14 at 11:25 am

    Why not start a “Donate a web site to Oregon” campaign? There are millions of abandoned social media and blog sites out there. If you could just take five minutes of your time to send Oregon your unused site then maybe little Johnny Kitzhaber won’t get kicked out in the street. You don’t want Johnny to be in the street do you? You heartless bastards?

  2. VoteOutIncumbents on 12/12/14 at 8:21 am

    Has the mainstream media always been this bad?

    I am old enough to remember the Nixon years when the WaPo, NY Times, and CBS led with the investigations everyday. “What did the President know and when did he know it?”

    Obama seems to have weaponizied the IRS, something Nixon only dreamed of doing. Know what…that’s no problem at all…Lois Learner…nothing to see here move on. She took the fifth? Nobody seems to care.

    Remember Bush’s scandal over Valarie Plame??? Top news for weeks. Katrina? Well, Bush’s fault of course. Not with this administration. Obama and his people are untouchable in the MSM.

    Has the press been bought off? Are they afraid of what the NSA may have on them? Are they afraid of the IRS? James Rosen was an indictment target of the “Justice” department. Sheryl Atkinson has her computer hacked. What’s going on here? Phones of several reporters tapped.

    The corruption in Oregon seems to be small potatoes in comparison. And the media turns the other way.

  3. creeper on 12/12/14 at 10:34 am

    No big surprise from a state that doesn’t even trust you to pump your own gas. We are the “little people”, they know what’s best for us and if lying will acomplish their goals it is completely justified.

  4. Yesiamapirate on 12/12/14 at 10:51 am

    No, VoteOutIncumbents, the press has not been frightened off or bought off. They are simply fellow travelers.

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