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November 1, 2014

The Worst Health Insurance Exchange

While the troubles facing the federal health insurance exchanges through HealthCare.gov have received the most attention, Kaiser Health News looks at the much larger problems facing Oregon’s state-run exchange.

“Oregon has yet to enroll one single person, and it’s been reduced to pawing through paper applications to figure out eligibility… The paper application is 20 pages long and asks for everything from names and the number of people in your household, to pension contributions and alimony payments.”

“Cover Oregon’s current guess on when the site will be fully running is by the end of November. So far, it has a stack of 7,300 paper applications, with more coming in each day.”

  • http://www.newshoggers.com/ Ron Beasley

    I am truly embarrassed for my state. The site was built around Internet Explorer which is only used by about 12% of the population. If you use any other browser you get an error message. There really is no excuse for this.

    • Lorehead

      Huh? It worked for me (for what little functionality it has) in both Opera and Firefox.

    • EricFromTheHill

      I’m intrigued by this. I don’t live in Oregon but this sounds like a good lesson in public (mis)management.

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