And you thought HealthCare.gov had problems.
Oregon's state-run Obamacare exchange still isn't working more than two months after its scheduled launch, and the state on Monday said a paltry 219 people have filed paper applications for private health insurance so far.
Making matters worse, the official in charge of Oregon's disastrous health exchange website is now taking a medical leave amid harsh criticism of his job performance.
Cover Oregon, like all Obamacare exchanges, was supposed to begin operations Oct. 1. But a series of serious technical glitches prevented it from enrolling people online in individual health insurance.
This means Oregon is at the back of the Obamacare enrollment pack among the 15 exchanges run by states and the District of Columbia. And even its claim about the 219 paper applications contains a major caveat: Not all of these forms have been forwarded to insurers yet.
Under the Affordable Care Act's additional goal of covering more people under Medicaid by expanding its eligibility criteria in some states, another 3,200 or so people in Oregon have enrolled in Medicaid.