Oregon pols battle over when to pull plug on costly ObamaCare website

Posted by on Oct 01, 2014 at 7:42 am

Cover Oregon was supposed to be a shining example of ObamaCare at its best.

The state insurance exchange for the state of Oregon received $300 million in federal grants to launch a state-of-the-art website. But it never worked, and not a single Oregonian was able to sign up for health care from start to finish.

So now, Oregon is in the process of pulling the plug on the site and switching over to the federal exchange and HealthCare.gov — but the question is, how quickly they can do it.

“We need to move forward and do the best thing for the people of Oregon,” Republican State Sen. Tim Knopp said, “and I think that’s ending Cover Oregon as soon as we practically can.”

Knopp and other Oregon Republicans are calling for a special session of the Legislature — since lawmakers created Cover Oregon, only the Legislature can end it. But Democrats control the Legislature and the governor’s office, and they’re pushing back against Republicans’ demand, and would rather wait until the 2015 session convenes in February to complete the transition.

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2 Responses to “Oregon pols battle over when to pull plug on costly ObamaCare website”

  1. Screwtape on 1/01/14 at 12:05 pm

    The good comrades in the glorious people’s republic of Oregon are true and would never pull the plug on Messiahcare no matter what the cost.
    The Hopetopia won’t be cheap fellow travelers but if we can get those whitey cracker rednecks and capitalist pigs with jobs to pay for it all it should work out.