Massachusetts is planning to replace its struggling Obamacare website and could temporarily switch to HealthCare.gov if its new system isn’t ready by the time the next open enrollment period begins in November.
The Boston Globe reported Monday that the state plans to switch its old system out for a new one used by other states. It is expected to cost $100 million.
Massachusetts’s website, which was originally built when the state adopted health care reform in 2005, has not worked well since October, according to the Globe. The state eventually asked applicants to fill out paperwork instead. The site was built by CGI, the same company that oversaw the disastrous launch of HealthCare.gov.
Oregon announced last month that it would switch to HealthCare.gov after its state-built website proved woefully inadequate during open enrollment.