A month after Oregon’s problem-plagued online health insurance marketplace has failed to enroll a single person, concerns are mounting that some of the most vulnerable Oregonians may face a break in coverage if they don’t enroll within the next month and a half.
With a reputation as a pacesetter in health care, Oregon laid out bold plans for complying with the federal overhaul. The state wouldn’t just create a health insurance exchange, a complicated undertaking in its own right. Oregon officials set out to build one of the biggest and best in the nation — a model that other states would want to copy. But more than a month after Cover Oregon’s online enrollment was supposed to launch, reality is lagging far behind Gov. John Kitzhaber’s grand ideas. The online system still doesn’t work, and the exchange has yet to enroll a single person in health insurance. Interviews with state officials and a review of public records by The Associated Press suggest Cover Oregon officials bit off more than they could chew and clung to their ambitious vision even when their risk management consultants raised alarms.”
But the government spent millions on this happy , happy video for the fine people of Oregon :
Not wanting to steal Hot Air’s thunder we didn’t embed the video . If you want to see what kind of trippy schmaltz your taxpayer dollars are buying , have a look at the video on the website . Just click the graphic and you can see for yourself . Judging from the enrollment results to date , the video is a less than effective multi-million dollar investment . Aren’t you proud ?