January 14, 2015

Cover Oregon Admits Failure, Fires Half Its Employees

And like that, there goes $250 million. The health care insurance exchange that was supposed to help match Oregonians with health insurance is officially shuttering. Cover Oregon is laying off 61 people, more than half of its employees, “due to budget constraints,” according to Executive Director for Cover Oregon Aaron Patnode. That’s funny, because the exchange, the website and the people used to support the website cost about a quarter billion dollars, and it was about as useful as if Oregon took all that money and hop-skipped down to Las Vegas. Now, the Oregon exchange will be folded into the federal exchange. On an ironic side note, most of these jobs that are evaporating are call center jobs – not necessarily a job to which most people aspire. How many of those employees were steamrolled by Obama’s economy, then got a job created by ObamaCare, and then were left unemployed because of government incompetence? Oh, the joys of depending on the government for the welfare of the economy. More…

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