Bill Putting Failed Cover Oregon Health Exchange Out To Pasture On Its Way To GovernorThe measure would dissolve the independent corporation that was created to run Cover Oregon, which was supposed to create a website to enroll people in health insurance under President Barack Obama's health care law. Cover Oregon spent $300 million but never launched a working website, embarrassing the state's political leadership.
Cover Oregon Shutdown Leads To 62 Layoffs After Exchange Never Got Off GroundCover Oregon executive director Aaron Patnode told the agency that layoffs will occur in March and April. Most employees being let go work in customer service.
Oracle Adds Copyright Infringement To Lawsuit Over Cover Oregon Health Care Site DebacleThe company's new complaint adds an allegation of copyright infringement on top of the earlier accusations that Oregon breached contracts and failed to act in good faith. The amended suit was filed last week in federal court in Portland.
Oracle Suing Oregon Over Cover Oregon Battle, $23M In Disputed BillsOregon's health insurance enrollment website was never launched to the general public. State officials have blamed Oracle, but the company says the state's bad management is responsible.
Governor Considers Suing Oracle Over Cover Oregon Online Health Exchange DebacleIn a letter to Attorney General Ellen Rosenblum, Gov. John Kitzhaber said he has fired state managers in charge of Cover Oregon, and now it's time to hold accountable the website's main technology contractor.
Panel Recommends Scrapping Cover Oregon, Moving To Federal MarketplaceOregon, once expected to be a national leader in the federal health care overhaul, on Thursday moved to become the first state to dump its troubled online health exchange and use the federal marketplace instead.
Oracle: We're Not To Blame For Cover Oregon's Failed LaunchThis assertion goes directly against what Oregon officials have told the public and independent investigators who reviewed the project: that Oracle was to blame because the tech giant's staff regularly reassured the state that the portal was almost ready, asserting that the next release of the website would work.
Former Official Involved With Cover Oregon May Sue For DefamationCarolyn Lawson, the former chief information officer for the Oregon Health Authority, says managers at the Health Authority and the insurance exchange, known as Cover Oregon, "privately threatened and publicly scapegoated" her.
Congressman Calls For Cover Oregon InvestigationOregon's troubled health insurance exchange has been unable to sign up a single person through its online portal because of technical problems.
Oregon Governor Says He Was Misled On Cover Oregon Website StatusThe governor said he won't know who misled him about the website's progress or what went wrong until he hears back from a technology firm he has hired to investigate.
Cover Oregon Enrollment Up, But Website Still Not WorkingNearly four months after it was supposed to launch, Cover Oregon's website still can't enroll anyone from start to finish. The exchange has been using a backup paper and online process.
Cover Oregon Enrollments No Last Worst In Nation, Now Third WorstAn analysis of new government figures by The Associated Press shows that Oregon is third from last when it comes to enrollments in private coverage when compared with 13 other states and the District of Columbia that built their own exchanges.