Taxpayers Ultimately Get the Bill for Oregon’s Medicaid Expansion

By Thomas Tullis Thirty states have already undertaken the Medicaid expansion encouraged by the Affordable Care Act. In Oregon, more than one in 4 people are now enrolled in Medicaid. Enrollment is nearly twice as high as originally thought, and … Continue reading

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Are ObamaCare’s Insurance Subsidies Legal?

By Kathryn Hickok Last Wednesday the U.S. Supreme Court heard oral arguments in a case challenging the implementation of the Affordable Care Act (ACA). Plaintiffs in King v. Burwell claim the Internal Revenue Service (IRS) does not have the authority to circumvent … Continue reading

Posted by at 05:00 | Posted in Federal Government, Government Abuse, Government Overreach, Government Regulation, Health & Human Services, Health Care Reform, Obamacare, Oregon Government, State Government | Tagged , , , , , , , | 6 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

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As ObamaCare Turns Four, How’s It Working out for You?

By Steve Buckstein The Affordable Care Act turned four years recently So how’s it working out for you? If you’re one of the millions who lost, or risk losing, the insurance you already had, your answer is probably “not so … Continue reading

Posted by at 05:00 | Posted in Health Care Reform, Obamacare | Tagged , , , , | 41 Comments

Missing: Gov. Kitzhaber – please call KATU if found!

by NW Spotlight Oregon Gov. Kitzhaber made national news in early January after he bolted when asked a tough Cover Oregon question by KATU. As we reported back on January 11th “ KATU asked Gov. Kitzhaber some tough questions – especially about … Continue reading

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AP: Cover Oregon Is ObamaCare’s “Biggest Failure”

By Kathryn Hickok More than seven weeks after launch, Oregon’s online health insurance exchange Cover Oregon still hasn’t enrolled one person, surprising out-of-state onlookers who would have voted Oregon “most likely to succeed.” An Associated Press story puts it this … Continue reading

Posted by at 05:00 | Posted in Government Overreach, Government Regulation, Government Spending, Government Waste, Health & Human Services, Health Care Reform, Individual Responsiblity, Leadership, Obamacare, Oregon Government, Oregon Health Authority, State Government | Tagged , , , | 227 Comments

If You Like It, Maybe You Can Keep It

By William Newell “If you like your health care plan, you can keep your health care plan.” These words have come back to haunt President Obama. Contrary to his statement, many Americans enrolled in individual health plans have lost or … Continue reading

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October Chaos for Cover Oregon

Three weeks after launch, Oregon’s online health insurance exchange Cover Oregon hasn’t enrolled a single person. $82 million has been spent on a website which has received more than 430,000 visits and 3.7 million page views, and yet still cannot … Continue reading

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The Trouble with ObamaCare Is…Parking?

Oregon is scrambling to open its new federally mandated health insurance exchange, dubbed Cover Oregon, on time October 1st. Since the commodity being marketed is health insurance, one can only imagine the number of things going wrong: price quotes, online … Continue reading

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