I dunno if ‘open question’ is the right term to use.
Oracle Corp., the giant technology company at the center of the Cover Oregon controversy, has significantly downsized its army of software developers trying to salvage Oregon’s health insurance exchange website.
What that means for the Oregon exchange — which has been plagued by bugs and remains largely unfinished — is an open question. Exchange acting director Bruce Goldberg did not respond to a request for comment Wednesday afternoon.
I mean, it’s starting to look pretty obvious that the state of Oregon is going to have to abandon Cover Oregon and go to the federal exchanges. The only reason that they haven’t done it already is because doing so will be a huge PR knock for Obamacare. But they can’t ignore reality forever.
No, really, they can’t. There’s an election coming up.
5 months after launch, individuals STILL can’t sign up for health care on Cover Oregon website — http://t.co/1n63mCxbdF
— Reid Wilson (@PostReid) February 27, 2014