Add Nevada to the list of states having to dump their #Obamacare exchange site

Posted by: ST on May 21, 2014 at 11:41 am
Obamacare

The costs for Obamacare continue to rise in many ways.

The list keeps growing.  Via The Politico:

Nevada has become the latest state to scrap its crippled Obamacare exchange and join the federal HealthCare.gov for at least a year.

The Silver State, which had seemed to start strong last October before smashing into a wall of technical problems, is the only state with a Republican governor that ran its own health insurance exchange in 2014. Gov. Brian Sandoval had argued that it was important for his state to steer its own exchange, even though he opposed Obamacare.

But the Nevada exchange board decided Tuesday that its effort couldn’t be salvaged in time for the 2015 enrollment season that starts in November. Nevada becomes the fourth state to admit its enrollment system, which cost tens of millions of dollars, is beyond repair and move to replace it with a substantially new one.

The board of the exchange, known as Nevada Health Link, voted unanimously to end its relationship with Xerox, the vendor that had received a $75 million contract to build the online enrollment portal. Instead, it will fold into HealthCare.gov.

“We’ve seen so many broken promises from Xerox on how they’re going to fix it that at some point it just becomes not credible,” said Marie Martin Kerr, a member of the board appointed by Sandoval.

Board members left the door open to retaking control of Nevada’s exchange after 2015 but emphasized that they can lean on HealthCare.gov as long as they choose.

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Like Nevada, Oregon and Massachusetts took steps to join the federal exchange in recent weeks. Maryland, too, scrapped its system but opted to borrow Connecticut’s technology to salvage a state-run system. It’s unclear if the Obama administration will approve that decision.

Will Hawaii be next?  Stay tuned.

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  1. Carlos says:

    With all the union superworkers/super employees (a.k.a., criminal aliens) Creepy Harry has voting for him all the time, and all the cemetery votes he gets every time he runs, one would think ol’ Creeps could find at least one or two who could cobble together something to make him and his emperor look a little more than the incompetents they are…

    I’m really kinda surprised our would-be king hasn’t whipped out a chart showing exactly where the buck stops. It would, of course, show it stopping anywhere but in some government (any level) office, including his own…

    And, of course again, I’m sure one of these years he’s gonna get up in front of TOTUS and let us all know he’s mad as hell and will be getting to the bottom of this. Let me save you some time, sir: It’s Boosh’ fault, always was, always will be.

  2. Ryan says:

    Just an FYI on Xerox – they’re a horrible vendor to deal with (and I work for a hospital here in CA). In fact, our hospital, which had used them for a few years, is in the process of dumping them.