And here we go again: Oregon gov. Retread's signature accomplishment, "Cover Oregon", didn't work last year - despite the nearly $300 million "investment - and it doesn't work now. Better yet, it's not going to work come this November, when we're all supposed to sign up for a health insurance plan again:
Word is spreading that the state might not meet its deadline this fall for connecting with the federal health insurance exchange. State and federal officials were scrambling for a solution last week.
One minor problem: Oregon is still dependent upon Oracle for part of the switchover from the state's failed site to the federal exchange, but Oracle's suing Oregon and Oregon's suing Oracle. Doubtless, this is making a lot of lawyers very happy, but it kind of stands to impede collaboration. For a supposedly high-tech state, which is what the PR folks want everyone to believe, our "leaders" have amassed a pretty dismal track record.