It was a very complicated problem going in, making for a long and complicated investigation by the news media coming out of it. It’s about Cover Oregon, the large federally sponsored health exchange system that was supposed to debut first in Oregon, and be a model to the rest of the states. The mission, provide far more affordable healthcare for everyone – a noble goal. Something that works and works well all over the world.
But in Oregon, its implementation came wrapped in a really ugly package called a thoroughly mishandled “project team.” Here’s the Salem Statesman Journal’s view of how the program careened out of control and how the state is still trying to get Cover Oregon back on line where it belongs. Click here.