Cover Oregon: If You Haven’t Heard From Us By Monday – Seek Coverage Elsewhere

Another Obamacare success story…
Cover Oregon is robocalling applicants this week telling them if they haven’t received enrollment confirmation by Monday the 23rd, seek coverage elsewhere.

In other words – “Fly With Your Own Wings.”

The Oregonian reported:

Oregon’s troubled health insurance exchange began robocalling applicants Friday, warning them that if they don’t receive enrollment confirmation by Monday, they should seek coverage elsewhere for Jan. 1.

“If you haven’t heard from us by Dec. 23, it is unlikely your application will be processed for Jan. 1 insurance coverage,” a woman’s voice on the pre-recorded call from Cover Oregon says. “If you want to be sure you have insurance coverage starting Jan. 1, you have other options.”

It’s yet another sign that the health insurance exchange’s technological breakdowns will prevent some — perhaps many — Oregonians from getting subsidized coverage Jan. 1, despite Gov. John Kitzhaber’s previous assurances otherwise. Out of more than 65,000 applicants, the exchange reports enrolling nearly 30,000, but only about 11,000 of them in private insurance plans.

Then there’s this… Cover Oregon has banned its community partners from bad-mouthing the failed program by signing a non-disparagement agreement. That means that those community partners, including hospitals, are not allowed to speak in a negative fashion about Cover Oregon, or they risk losing their funding.

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