Some state Obamacare exchanges still really suck

In Oregon,  consumers still cannot enroll at the state exchange website. In Minnesota, outside consultants said it could take two years to fix the state's website. In Massachusetts website failure threatened to increase the state's uninsured rate. In Maryland,  the state exchange board recently voted to end its $193-million contract with main contractor Noridian Healthcare Solutions.

It's so bad, that some exchanges are thinking of--God help them--shutting them down and becoming a part of the federal Obamacare exchange that had so many roll-out problems. Some are considering suing their contractors.

How come? The Los Angeles Times reported:

"You have government employees, who are well-intentioned, good people but who don't understand software code, and basically have to trust that the vendors they hire know what they are doing," Corlette said. "There was such a gold rush on the part of these vendors that there was a lot of over-promising and underpricing."

And here I thought that feel-good intentions were enough reason to pass Obamacare.

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  • But then there is another Los Angeles Times article, "Obamacare numbers coming in huge: Here's a guide to GOP excuse-making"
    http://www.latimes.com/business/hiltzik/la-fi-mh-obamacare-numbers-20140331,0,4488747.story?page=2#ixzz2xdnp5TtQ

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