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October 25, 2014

Healthcare.Gov is Improving: Time to Scrutinize State Exchanges

The Hill reports that Republicans have launched investigations into state-run Obamacare exchanges that are failing.

“Lawmakers are setting their sites on exchanges in Oregon, Maryland and Massachusetts where Democratic governors embraced the healthcare law, and are demanding to know why their expensive online portals remain useless more than four months after launch.”

“The scrutiny of the state enrollment portals is a shift from October, when the federal site HealthCare.Gov was out of service but state-run exchanges in California, New York and even red Kentucky appeared to be humming along.”

“But several states are having major problems with their ObamaCare sites.”

“In Oregon, not even one person has yet to enroll online, leaving the state completely reliant on paper applications.”

“Following the example of Democratic lawmakers in Washington, state officials in Oregon, Maryland and Massachusetts are standing behind the healthcare law in concept, but are lashing out about the rollout.”

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