To date, the State of Oregon has spent over $60 Million developing the state exchange website, and recently revealed it may cost another $30 Million before it ever becomes operational. Add the $20 million budget for advertising that produced the sixth-grade level video below, and it adds up to over $110 Million so far. The local radio stations have been playing that damned song every 15 minutes for two months so it will be a relief when they stop.
I have to wonder how many insurance policies Oregon could have paid for outright for $110 Million spent on a website that is not operational and is not likely to be operational any time soon. Another little fact that has been completely ignored by local media here, is that Oracle is the prime contractor for Oregon's website...the same Oracle that is embroiled in the dysfunctional Obamacare site as well. It is so bad, Oregon had to hire 400 people just to process paper applications, all of which are piling up somewhere awaiting manual entry into the State's website, if and when it ever comes up.
What all of this points to is an massive, ongoing case of group journalistic malpractice among what at one time was a viable news industry. I find it incredible that we get the outrageous puff pieces in lieu of actual reporting on what is really going on. The story I posted was buried in the back of the print edition of the Oregonian this morning, and it cannot be found anywhere on their website. I had to go to an irregular source to even find this. The press is so heavily invested in the far left that they have become the State's propaganda tool. If you just ignore the stories you don't like, nobody will find out about them, so problem solved.
And all of this will get much, much worse after January 1st, when people finally discover they may have insurance but they still have no health care.