Connecticut was an early adopter of the Obamacare health-exchange giving it plenty of time to get ready for Obamacare. But according to Kevin Counihan, the CEO of the state program, it’s going to be a rocky first year.
Most recently, at the end of June, Mr. Counihan explained that the state’s Web portal—the main medium by which citizens would enroll in the exchange or Medicaid—was well behind schedule. In order to have something ready by October, 30% of the portal’s functions will be delayed. Nevada and Oregon have gone through similar problems, with the latter even suggesting that they may need “index cards” to accommodate customers in the meantime.
With each development, Connecticut has come to resemble more and more another mangled car in the “train wreck” metaphor used by Montana Sen. Max Baucus to describe ObamaCare.
Read more here from The Wall Street Journal.