Not only does Oregon have the worst-performing health insurance exhange in the country, it's tied with West Virginia for the coveted Worst in the US title for attracting younger enrollees. Portland's hipster crowd's just not that into it.
Oregon remains the only state exchange that does not let the public self-enroll in a single sitting, which could deter a younger, more web-savvy crowd.
Perhaps, but in any case, only 18% of the few enrollees are in the 18-34 age range; the national average is 25%. Since these are the kids who're supposed to keep premiums low, it's not looking good for insurers or their forced customers. Of course, part of that could be due to the one promise Baracco Bomber actually kept: kids can stay on their parents' plans until they're 27. That provision almost guarantees that 18 year-olds won't sign up for at least another nine years, meaning that the pool of younger folks who might is actually reduced to the 27-34 age range.
What an incredibly well thought-out "plan"!