Still no Obamacare signups in Oregon, the exchange website ‘has never worked’
Oregon may have a state full of Obamacare supporters, but not one individual has been able to sign up through the exchange because the website reportedly “has never” worked.
Reuters and AP stories are now circulating confirmed that problems with the Obamacare rollout have prevented anyone from signing up for coverage.
“We’re all surprised and frustrated that we’re in the position that we’re in now,” said Jesse O’Brien, a health care advocate at the Oregon State Public Interest Research Group, which lobbied for the exchange.
Oregon’s online exchange has remained inaccessible to the public, requiring the state to sign up applicants using paper forms.
Now the state is buried beneath a mountain of paper with 18,000 paper applications, each being 19 pages long.
“Oregonians have questions,” said state Senate President Peter Courtney, a Democrat, in a written statement on Tuesday. “What went wrong with the rollout? How are they going to fix it? When are they going to get it right? Is the website contractor doing everything it can? Our people need to know.”
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