Thursday, July 02, 2015

Beaver $tate Bucks

Regular readers may recall the Oregon health insurance Exchange as a spectacular failure:

"Things haven't gone so well in Oregon, however, where authorities have spent over $300,000,000 (that's 300 million dollars) to sign up ... well:"...not even one person has yet to enroll online"

Things got a little better, but eventually the state decided to pull the plug altogether. And yet, questions linger:

"A key House oversight panel is demanding ... all documents related to the failed Cover Oregon health care information exchange, which was abandoned last year after the state spent an estimated $300 million of federal grant money to build it."

That's a lot of cash for a failed effort, with apparently no accountability at the state level. One supposes that the state's case isn't helped by the fact that it's then-governor suspended the Exchange mid-reelection campaign, nor that he was ultimately forced to resign amid (apparently unrelated) criminal allegations.

Messy, that.

[Hat Tip: Hot Air
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