Wasn’t the beauty of Obamacare supposed to be its efficiency and cost effectiveness?
Cover Oregon, the state health-care exchange, is hiring hundreds of temporary workers to process paper applications while its website undergoes repairs.
Ariane Holm, the exchange’s spokeswoman, said yesterday during a public forum in Hillsboro that the exchange intended to hire 400 temporary workers. Michael Cox, another Cover Oregon spokesman, confirmed Holm’s statements today.
Since the exchange launched on October 1, Cover Oregon’s website has failed to enrolled a single person because of technical problems—though Holm said the exchange has 12,000 applications.