A consultant company reports that if the state tries to work with the Oracle produuct, it'll cost at least another $40 million and their website won't be functional prior to the end of 2015. Suggested alternatives include hooking into the federal system at a cost of $4 to $6 million and an eight-month time-lag. Or:
A hybrid solution, mixing aspects of the existing technology and federal exchange to provide functionality for small business tax credits and employee plan choice, would take five to eight months and cost $22 million to $25 million, the report says.
Interestingly, the report was completed two months ago, but Cover Oregon has refused to release it. Almost makes one wonder if they have something to hide. After all, elections are just around the corner.