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 | 521 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

Updates: Monica Wehby for U.S. Senate

Recent updates from the campaign of Dr. Monica Wehby 1. Newt Gingrich Endorses Dr. Monica Wehby ~ Dr. Monica Wehby for U.S. Senate Today, I am proud to announce my support for Dr. Monica Wehby on her campaign for U.S. … Continue reading

Posted by at 07:44 | Posted in 2014 Election, Cover Oregon, Obamacare, U.S. Senate, Voting | 240 Comments

Updates: Jason Conger for U.S. Senate

Recent updates from the campaign of Rep. Jason Conger 1. Oregon Senate GOP Primary Candidate Jason Conger Signs the Repeal Pledge ~ Independent Women’s Voice (Washington, D.C.) — Jason Conger, Senate GOP candidate in Oregon, has signed Independent Women’s Voice’s ObamaCare … Continue reading

Posted by at 07:44 | Posted in 2014 Election, Cover Oregon, Obamacare, U.S. Senate, Voting | 16 Comments

Brilliant HBO skewer of Cover Oregon disaster

WARNING: Strong language John Oliver rips on the complete disaster of Cover Oregon on HBO’s political talk show “Last Week Tonight”. The Oregonian’s Jeff Manning reported “On the Sunday debut of his ‘Last Week Tonight’ political talk show on HBO, … Continue reading

Posted by at 05:07 | Posted in Cover Oregon, Gov. Kitzhaber, Obamacare | 14 Comments

OR House GOP on Cover Oregon failure

Oregon House Republican Office Salem, OR – House Republican Leader Mike McLane (R-Powell Butte) issued the following statement regarding yesterday’s vote by the Cover Oregon Board to move to the federal exchange: “The decision by Cover Oregon to move to … Continue reading

Posted by at 07:11 | Posted in Cover Oregon, Gov. Kitzhaber, Obamacare, Oregon House | 407 Comments

Cover Oregon: Money for nothing

by NW Spotlight Oregon taxpayers will likely end up liking the 1985 Dire Straits version of Money for Nothing better than the Cover Oregon version. Gov. Kitzhaber laid a quiet bombshell during his Cover Oregon press conference this past week. … Continue reading

Posted by at 09:30 | Posted in Cover Oregon, Gov. Kitzhaber, Obamacare | 5 Comments

Kitzhaber throws another underling under the Cover Oregon bus

by NW Spotlight 1. The latest Cover Oregon casualty, the Portland Business Journal reports, is “Dr. Bruce Goldberg, Cover Oregon’s interim executive director,” who “has resigned from his job as director of the Oregon Health Authority.” That’s not who should … Continue reading

Posted by at 01:45 | Posted in Cover Oregon, Gov. Kitzhaber, Obamacare | 6,369 Comments

Dennis Richardson: GAO probe of Cover Oregon is timely, warranted

Wilsonville, OR – Republican Governor Candidate and State Representative Dennis Richardson commented on the announcement of the Federal General Accountability Office audit of Cover Oregon: “The Cover Oregon fiasco is one of the worst cases of wasted taxpayer money in … Continue reading

Posted by at 04:12 | Posted in Cover Oregon, Obamacare, Oregon House | 27 Comments

Rep. Greg Walden: Feds agree to review Cover Oregon

U.S. Rep. Greg Walden WASHINGTON, D.C. – U.S. Rep. Greg Walden (R-Ore.) today announced that the Government Accountability Office (GAO) has agreed to his request to review Cover Oregon, the state’s troubled health exchange. “Oregonians are rightfully concerned about the … Continue reading

Posted by at 03:37 | Posted in Congress, Cover Oregon, Obamacare | 263 Comments

Gov. John “Don’t mention Cover Oregon” Kitzhaber

by NW Spotlight Gov. Kitzhaber sent out a press release on Thursday that makes it sound like he’s announcing some new great tax credits that provide “better coverage” and “affordable costs” for Oregonians purchasing health insurance. What he was actually … Continue reading

Posted by at 06:08 | Posted in Cover Oregon, Gov. Kitzhaber, Obamacare | 601 Comments

House Republicans toughen Cover Oregon reforms

Oregon House Republican Office Salem, OR – Amendments from House Republicans to strengthen reform and oversight of Cover Oregon were made a part of SB 1562-B. Specifically, the amendments will require the public release of all independent investigations as well as … Continue reading

Posted by at 06:13 | Posted in Cover Oregon, OR 77th Legislative Session, Oregon House | 614 Comments

Cover Oregon: Failed Leadership, Broken Promises

Posted by at 07:58 | Posted in Cover Oregon, Gov. Kitzhaber, Oregon Senate | 436 Comments

Cover Oregon: Congress may have to do job Oregon Dems won’t

by Sen. Doug Whitsett Cover Oregon is the state’s new government-run health insurance exchange. The exchange is designed to act as an internet portal to purchase medical insurance under President Obama’s Affordable Care Act. All private medical insurance policies that … Continue reading

Posted by at 07:39 | Posted in Congress, Cover Oregon, Obamacare, Oregon Senate | 15 Comments

Jason Conger on Rep. Walden’s call for Cover Oregon investigation

Jason Conger for U.S. Senate Rep. Jason Conger issued the following statement in response to Congressman Greg Walden’s request for the Government Accountability Office to investigate Cover Oregon: “I want to thank Congressman Walden for his leadership on this issue. … Continue reading

Posted by at 08:08 | Posted in Cover Oregon, Obamacare | 10 Comments

U.S. Rep. Greg Walden calls for feds to investigate Cover Oregon

U.S. Rep. Greg Walden MEDFORD, Ore.  — U.S. Rep. Greg Walden (R-Ore.) today announced that he and other top leaders on the House Energy and Commerce Committee have written to the General Accountability Office (GAO) to request a federal investigation into … Continue reading

Posted by at 10:38 | Posted in Cover Oregon, Federal Government | 424 Comments

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