Oregon spends $300 million to achieve 44 total signups for Obamacare

Thursday, January 2, 2014
By Paul Martin

by: J. D. Heyes
NaturalNews.com
Thursday, January 02, 2014

Well, it’s not much of a “win” for Obamacare, and it’s certainly not a victory for Oregon taxpayers.

According to the Washington Examiner, the state’s healthcare exchange was once touted as a model for President Obama’s signature piece of legislation. But after signing up only 44 people throughout the month of November – at a cost of about $300 million – if that is “success,” then maybe Oregonians don’t want to know what failure looks like (or costs).

As reported by the online news site:

The state’s exchange had the fewest sign-ups in the nation, according to a new report … by the Department of Health and Human Services.

The weak number of sign-ups undercuts two major defenses of Obamacare from its supporters.

One defense was that state-based exchanges were performing a lot better than the federal healthcare.gov website servicing 36 states. But Oregon’s website problems have forced the state to rely on paper applications to sign up participants.

Another defense of the Obama administration has attributed the troubled rollout of Obamacare to the obstruction of Republican governors who wanted to see the law fail as well as a lack of funding.

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