The Accomplishments of Gov. John Kitzhaber

In 1985, Vera Katz (D-Portland) was the Oregon Speaker of the House and John Kitzhaber (D-Roseburg) was the President of the Oregon Senate. Some clever political wag dubbed them “Kitz and Katz.” (It represented the same level of banal intelligence … Continue reading

Posted by at 05:00 | Posted in 2014 Election, Cover Oregon, Economy, Employment, Gov. Kitzhaber, Gov. Kulongoski, Public Employee Unions | 210 Comments

Price tag for inaction on Cover Oregon: $20 million

Oregon Senate Republicans Embattled agency expected to spend $200,000 a day for remainder of the year Salem, OR -Without legislative intervention, the defunct Cover Oregon agency is planning to spend an additional $20 million on operation costs through the remainder … Continue reading

Posted by at 05:00 | Posted in Cover Oregon, Gov. Kitzhaber, Health Care Reform, Oregon Senate | 6 Comments

Time is now to stop bleeding at Cover Oregon

Oregon Senate Republicans Cover Oregon has become a poster child for the failed leadership of the current Democrat regime in Oregon Salem, OR – Senate Republican Leader Ted Ferrioli (R-John Day) called this past weekend for Democrats to join with … Continue reading

Posted by at 09:40 | Posted in Cover Oregon, Oregon Senate | 7 Comments

Bonuses for Cover Oregon while agents wait to get paid

by Dave Berg Management Policies Explain Cover Oregon’s Problem “Even if you’re on the right track, you’ll get run over if you just sit there. –Will Rogers” There is a story about Cover Oregon that just isn’t making the news. … Continue reading

Posted by at 05:00 | Posted in Cover Oregon, Health Care Reform, State Government | 2,410 Comments

Obamacare: More flaws now that we’re finding out what’s in it

by Sen. Doug Whitsett The Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act was debated throughout much of 2009 and eventually enacted on a party line vote of Congress. The president signed Obamacare into law on March 23, 2010. During the national … Continue reading

Posted by at 05:00 | Posted in Cover Oregon, Health Care Reform, Obamacare, President Obama | 16 Comments

Oregon’s Dismal Employment Picture Isn’t Gov. Kitzhaber Fault – Just Ask Him

  Gov. John Kitzhaber wants to be re-elected again – for the fourth time. At the end of his second term he deemed Oregon “ungovernable” which is liberal newspeak for “it’s not my fault that I failed.” After eight years … Continue reading

Posted by at 05:00 | Posted in 2014 Election, Cover Oregon, Economy, Employment, Gov. Kitzhaber, Government Regulation, Green Energy, Jobs, Leadership, Obamacare, PERS, Public Employee Unions | 269 Comments

Gov. Kitzhaber is responsible for Cover Oregon failure

by Dan Lucas Cover Oregon, Oregon’s attempt at a health insurance exchange, has been a disaster. It didn’t start out that way — it started full of promise and high expectations. Back in 2011 Gov. Kitzhaber spoke of the support … Continue reading

Posted by at 05:00 | Posted in Cover Oregon, Gov. Kitzhaber, Health Care Reform | 148 Comments

The High Cost of Liberalism

The high cost of liberalism continues to increase. Tuesday mornings Oregonian reported on another “green energy” fantasy slipping into failure at considerable cost to taxpayers. An article by Molly Young stated: “Portland’s SoloPower Systems has missed another monthly payment on … Continue reading

Posted by at 05:00 | Posted in Columbia River Crossing, Cover Oregon, Gov. Kitzhaber, Government Waste, Green Energy, Leadership, Liberalism, Oregon Government, Portland Politics, Progressivism | 21 Comments

Gov. Kitzhaber trying to shift responsibility for Cover Oregon

by Rep. Dennis Richardson Recently in the Oregon Capitol I joined the Joint Committee on Legislative Audits, Information Management and Technology for a report on Cover Oregon.  The key speaker of the hearing was Governor John Kitzhaber.  Kitzhaber testified that … Continue reading

Posted by at 05:00 | Posted in Cover Oregon, Gov. Kitzhaber, Obamacare, Oregon Health Authority | 19 Comments

VA lesson: Can federal government be trusted with health care?

by Rep. Gene Whisnant (R-Sunriver) Is This the New Standard for Health Care? As a retired military officer and advocate for military veterans; I am “mad as hell” about the Veterans Administration (VA) treatment for our deserving men and women who … Continue reading

Posted by at 06:47 | Posted in Cover Oregon, Gov. Kitzhaber, Health Care Reform, Oregon House | 17 Comments

Sen. Jeff Kruse: Legislative Days disappointing

by Sen. Jeff Kruse (R-Roseburg) While I still think the concept of Legislative Days, a block of time during the interim when all committees in both Chambers meet, is a good one, I am disappointed in what has transpired this … Continue reading

Posted by at 09:55 | Posted in Cover Oregon, Education, Gov. Kitzhaber, Oregon Senate | 219 Comments

Cover Oregon: Out of the Frying Pan…

Recently, after wasting more than $200 million in federal cash, Cover Oregon’s Board voted to pull the plug on Oregon’s failed ObamaCare health insurance exchange and go with the federal exchange technology as the “core” of its system. The first open enrollment period for … Continue reading

Posted by at 05:00 | Posted in Cover Oregon, Obamacare | Tagged , , , , | 12 Comments

Reminder: Cover Oregon ads cost $21.4 million

by NW Spotlight Left-leaning John Oliver recently skewered the Cover Oregon disaster on his HBO political talk show. Speaking on the $248 million wasted on Cover Oregon, Oliver said “To be fair to Oregon, not all of that money was … Continue reading

Posted by at 05:22 | Posted in Cover Oregon | 8 Comments

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