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An Expensive Fix For Cover Oregon

By Jim McCoy Fri 29th August NewsCover Oregon
The turnaround expert hired to fix Cover Oregon has stayed longer than expected, did more than planned and has left behind a big bill. The Oregonian reports ( ) Clyde Hamstreet has completed his job stabilizing Oregon's health care exchange.Read More »

State of Oregon Suing Oracle

By Jim McCoy Fri 22nd August NewsCover OregonOracleState of Oregon
Oregon Attorney General Ellen Rosenblum says she's filed a lawsuit against Oracle Corp. and several of its executives over the technology company's role in the state's troubled health insurance exchange. The lawsuit filed Friday in Marion County Circuit Court seeks more than $200 million in damages. It alleges that Oracle officials made false statements and submitted false claims.Read More »

Tech Firm Hired To Aid With Cover Oregon Transition

By Jim McCoy Tue 1st July NewsCover Oregon
Oregon has hired a tech firm to help transfer the botched Cover Oregon health insurance exchange to the federal exchange website and finish building the state's Medicaid system. The Oregon Health Authority will pay Deloitte (deh-LOYT) Consulting, LLC up to $18.4 million to be the systems integrator that oversees the transition.Read More »

Panel Picks Kaiser Official To Head Cover Oregon

By Jim McCoy Thu 12th June NewsAaron PatnodeCover Oregon
A hiring panel has recommended a Kaiser Permanente official as the new director of Cover Oregon. Cover Oregon's board could vote later Thursday to make the hire. Officials say Aaron Patnode led Kaiser's efforts to implement the federal health care law.Read More »

Alert: Kitzhaber Going After Oracle

By Jim McCoy Thu 29th May NewsCover OregonGov. John KitzhaberOracle
Kitzhaber asks attorney general to sue Oracle Corp., over failed Cover Oregon website. Kitzhaber addressed a state legislative committee Thursday afternoon. The state paid Oracle Corp. $134 million in federal funds to build what turned out to be a glitch-filled Cover Oregon site.Read More »

BREAKING NEWS: Oregon To Switch To Federal Health Exchange

By Jim McCoy Fri 25th April NewsCover Oregon
Oregon approves becoming first state to switch from its own health exchange to federal site.

Oregon Panel Recommends Moving To Federal Exchange

By Jim McCoy Thu 24th April NewsCover Oregon
An advisory panel has recommended that Oregon drop its trouble-plagued online health exchange for private policies and have Oregonians shop for them instead on the federal online marketplace. A top Cover Oregon official, Alex Pettit, said Thursday that fixing the existing system would be too costly at $78 million, would take too long, and would be too risky.Read More »

Cover Oregon Enrollment Top 200-Thousand

By Jim McCoy Thu 3rd April NewsCover Oregon
Oregon's troubled health insurance exchange says more than 200,000 people have now signed up for health coverage through Cover Oregon. Numbers released Thursday show that just under 59,000 people have signed up for coverage from a private insurance company.Read More »

Oregonians Get Extra Month To Sign Up For Cover Oregon

By Jim McCoy Mon 31st March NewsCover Oregon
Though Monday marks the national deadline to apply for health insurance for this year under the Affordable Care Act, uninsured Oregonians have an extra month to sign up because of the state exchange's technology problems. The 30-day extension, announced last week, means residents can apply for coverage until April 30. Cover Oregon still doesn't allow the general public to enroll Read More »

Oregonians Given 30 Day Extension To Sign Up For Cover Oregon

By Jim McCoy Wed 26th March NewsCover Oregon
Gov. John Kitzhaber says Oregonians will have an extra month to sign up for subsidized health insurance. Kitzhaber said Wednesday the deadline to apply for coverage is now April 30.Read More »


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