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Cover Oregon giving more than $650K in bonuses

Wednesday, July 9, 2014

– KGW  Staff. June 27, 2014

PORTLAND — Workers at the failed Cover Oregon health care exchange will receive bonuses to keep them on the job as a transition is made to the federal Affordable Care Act…

“Many of the employees who voluntarily left Cover Oregon had key skills that are not easily replaced both in IT and in health care laws and regulations,” [interim CEO Clyde Hamstreet] said in the letter…

The bonuses will total $662,752, according to Cover Oregon spokeswoman Ariane Holm.

There are 161 remaining employees and 38 workers will get bonuses of one to three months of pay… Most all will get at least a bonus of two weeks pay if they stick around until next spring…

Our Response & Your Comments

These employees had “key skills?” You mean the skills required to create a web site that burned through $248 million and couldn’t sign up a single individual? “They are not easily replaced?” Right – Where else could you find people who could blow this much money and accomplish nothing?

Now answer these questions:

1)    If you were looking for a job would you want “Cover Oregon” on your resume?

2)    If you were hiring, would you want to hire anyone with “Cover Oregon” on his/her resume?

We didn’t think so.


2 responses to “Cover Oregon giving more than $650K in bonuses”

  1. Robert Ball says:

    This is the most shameful and despicable waste of our hard earned taxpayer dollars I have ever heard of. To be the only state in the nation that couldn’t even sign up a single individual online really makes us the laughing stock of the entire country. Throw the bums out and don’t pay them one red cent.

  2. Roger Malone says:

    And this all happened during our Governor’s tenure and apparently is continuing. The last I heard, the governor is still considering running for another term as Governor. That should not happen.