Oregon Gov. pursues lawsuit against Oracle
Published on May 31, 2014 at 5:24 AM
Gov. John Kitzhaber asks the state attorney general to start legal proceedings against the company that was paid $130 million to build the state's online exchange, which never functioned properly.
The Oregonian: Cover Oregon: Kitzhaber Says It's Time To Sue Oracle For Health Exchange Disaster
Oregon's long-simmering feud with Oracle Corp. is about to break out into open warfare. Gov. John Kitzhaber has asked Attorney General Ellen Rosenblum to initiate legal action against the giant information technology company for its central role in the state's bungled effort to build a health insurance exchange. The state has paid Oracle well over $130 million for the exchange, which never operated as intended (Manning, 5/29).
The Associated Press: Oregon: Suit Sought Over Health Site
Gov. John Kitzhaber asked the state attorney general to sue the company that built the state's online health insurance enrollment system, the failure of which resulted in multiple investigations (5/29).
The Hill: Oregon Gov. Urges Lawsuit Over ACA Debacle
Oregon Gov. John Kitzhaber (D) is seeking a lawsuit against the tech company he says is responsible for problems with the state's ObamaCare insurance exchange, according to a report. Kitzhaber, who is running for reelection, wrote to state Attorney General Ellen Rosenblum asking her to consider a lawsuit against Oracle Corp. The company helped build the website for Cover Oregon (Viebeck, 5/29).
This article was reprinted from kaiserhealthnews.org with permission from the Henry J. Kaiser Family Foundation. Kaiser Health News, an editorially independent news service, is a program of the Kaiser Family Foundation, a nonpartisan health care policy research organization unaffiliated with Kaiser Permanente.