Cover Oregon: On Life Support

 

Salem, Ore.– It may be beyond repair. Cover Oregon was supposed to be fully functional by the end of October of last year, and still won’t allow residents to self-enroll on the site. A third party report out recently lists several options for how to proceed, including everything from sticking with developer Oracle and fixing the program, to taking a working website from another state, or ditching a state exchange altogether and joining up with the Federal Exchange. Every option will cost taxpayers millions of dollars, but sticking with Oracle seems to be the most costly option. Cover Oregon’s board could make a decision as soon as Thursday.





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