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  •  Your situation appears to be different from most (9+ / 0-)

    in Oregon.  So $160 million wasn't just "poured down the rat hole".  Sorry you're feeling that the whole Oregon system was set up to screw you over, but there has got to be alternatives and not only do you not give us any idea of why this was canceled but you only complain about what happened and not really what you've done to try and fix the situation so we can know if you have tried to fix anything.

    I understand you are protecting your privacy - that's fine.  Just don't expect much help if you are ranting and refusing to allow people to help.

    •  Trust me, I can take care of myself, but there's (1+ / 0-)
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      others who might not be able to.

      And I never said the website failure was targeting me personally, although I do note that it shouldn't take 2 months to generate a decision as whether one can make use of tax subsidies for insurance purchases.  It's a colossal failure for everyone in the state.

      You have exactly 10 seconds to change that look of disgusting pity into one of enormous respect!

      by Cartoon Peril on Mon Feb 03, 2014 at 12:46:11 PM PST

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      •  Your judgement doesn't seem to match what (9+ / 0-)

        is being reported for Oregon.

        http://acasignups.net/... shows that

        Cover Oregon: Private insurance: 31,664 / Oregon Health Plan: 57,858
        Oregon Health Authority “Fast Track”: Oregon Health Plan: 122,869
        I am not going to be a judge as to whether $1000 average per person is worth it to this point (and that number will decrease as more people sign up, driving the per person number down), but I would not think "everyone in the state" feels it is a colossal failure.
        •  $160 million down rat hole = colossal failure (1+ / 0-)
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          in my book.

          You have exactly 10 seconds to change that look of disgusting pity into one of enormous respect!

          by Cartoon Peril on Mon Feb 03, 2014 at 04:57:05 PM PST

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          •  You're acting like Oregon will NEVER have a (1+ / 0-)
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            web-based state exchange for people to utilize to shop for health care plans and get quick approval for subsidies.

             It's not rational.

             I'm sorry that insurance companies (for-profit private companies) didn't completely comply with the Obama's speeches as he attempted to reform the way they do business to better serve the American population. He has taken his lumps for it.  

          •  Because it's not perfect? Because it didn't help (0+ / 0-)

            you the way it helped 160,000 of your fellow Oregonians?  Because it's still having bugs worked out of it?  

            Your statement makes it seem like you'd rather go back to your old plan while kicking 160,000 people off the plan in Oregon and that none of that investment did any good for anyone.  Just because you're having problems, you're saying the whole thing is a waste.  Who made you King?

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