Oregon exchange amateur hour

Congressmen want probe of Oregon’s Obamacare exchange.

An Oregon congressman and other legislators on Thursday called for a federal probe of Oregon’s deeply troubled Obamacare health insurance exchange, which has been unable to enroll anyone online despite receiving $305 million in federal grants.

“The catastrophic breakdown of Cover Oregon is unacceptable and taxpayers deserve accountability,” U.S. Rep Greg Walden, R-Ore., and other leaders of the House Energy and Commerce Committee wrote in a letter to the General Accountability Office, naming Oregon’s health exchange.

Apparently Oregon is the worst…

“Although the rollout of the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act has been problematic nationwide, no state has had more complications than Oregon,” Walden and the other congressmen wrote. “The state of Oregon’s exchange website, Cover Oregon, has been such a technological failure that the site has been unable to enroll anyone months after the start of the open enrollment period.”

Wow, at least Maryland enrolled 33,000 people.

The site has had so many technical difficulties that its enrollment is a paltry 33,000—significantly below what officials had hoped to see for Maryland, which is one of just 14 states operating its own Obamacare marketplace.

Amateur hour. Remind me again, how long did they know this was coming down the road?

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