HASSO HERING

A perspective from Oregon’s mid-Willamette Valley

Big money, no results

Written December 16th, 2013 by Hasso Hering

It’s not super surprising that Oregon and the federal government have had trouble setting up their online “exchanges” for people to apply for and purchase medical insurance. They’ve made it too complicated. What’s surprising is how much Oregon has spent on this venture without getting results.


Health care: What Merkley said then …

Written November 26th, 2013 by Hasso Hering

The trouble with websites is that they don’t go away even if they’re updated. Sen. Jeff Merkley’s critics at the Oregon Catalyst, a conservative online site, have gleefully pointed out answers Merkley provided about the federal health insurance reform legislation when it was still at issue in Congress, back in August 2009.


The president “allows”?

Written November 15th, 2013 by Hasso Hering

We must have slipped into some other form of government while most Americans were busy doing whatever we were doing, such as peppering Facebook with what were planning to have for dinner. “On Thursday,” it said in the paper and in more or less the same words on TV, “Obama announced that he would allow […]


 
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