So Far, Oregon Spending $6.8 Million Per Obamacare Enrollee
Q: What does $300 million in federal grant money to build one of the nation’s most expensive Obamacare exchanges get you?
A: If you’re Oregon, 44 enrollees.
So far, federal taxpayers have spent about $6.8 million per Oregon enrollee. And that doesn’t include the federal subsidies any of these Oregonians might qualify for, nor does it contain the remaining premium amount each enrollee will pay to have health insurance.
Maybe the Obama administration will reverse course and start claiming that Oregon’s exchange is really a job creator since someone got paid with all that money because at this point, it’s certainly not a financially viable health insurance portal.
After demanding payback for supporting Democratic candidates and the passage of ObamaCare, an influential group of labor unions is getting a special exemption from one of the health law’s most onerous taxes.
But will it be enough to save them?
Buried in a complicated regulatory announcement last week, the Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) broke the news in the least transparent way possible. Only careful sleuthing by Kaiser Health News spotted the language saying that HHS will propose that “certain self-insured, self-administered plans” be exempted from paying ObamaCare’s…
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—Christopher Bedford, The Daily Caller Associate Editor
— Christopher Bedford, The Daily Caller Associate Editor