Stuck with broken website, Cover Oregon installs fax machines to handle enrollments
posted at 1:56 pm on November 22, 2013 by Guy Benson
It’s just like Travelocity, but for health insurance. Cutting. Edge:
KOIN 6 News confirmed Cover Oregon has added dozens of extra fax lines to handle the paper applications being sent in by fax. On Wednesday, King said they had received about 24,000 paper applications. That number now is closer to 30,000. But many people complained of busy signals when trying to send in their application by fax. Michael Cox, the Cover Oregon spokesperson, said their office has one fax number but it’s an electronic interface that can handle more than one call at once. When a fax comes in it takes two seconds per page to be transferred into the server. When the paper applications began, Cover Oregon was only able to take 500 applications per day. It was upped to 1000, and this week increased to 1500 per day.
As of October 1, US taxpayers had already spent over $220 million on Oregon’s exchange website — which has proceeded to successfully enroll exactly zero people. State Obamacare officials dropped millions more on trippy television ads promoting their dysfunctional site.