Plenty of Oregonians interested in ObamaCare, but none can enroll online

It’s not only the national Affordable Care Act insurance exchange that’s experiencing a host of problems.

Oregon, despite setting up its own state exchange for Obamacare insurance, has yet to enroll anyone through its online website for health insurance.

Maybe the state bit off more than it could chew.

The online exchange, Cover Oregon, launched Oct. 1. Oregonians can browse for health insurance, but they can’t enroll online although it appears many want to. Since opening earlier this month, the website has received 430,000 visits and 3.7 million page views.

In the past week, the system has seen 100,000 visits to and more than 5,000 calls to 1-855-CoverOR, website spokeswoman Ariane Holm told Northwest Watchdog. Since the beginning of October, they’ve had 17,200 calls.

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