Open enrollment for health insurance exchanges is coming to an end

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Deadline for consumers to purchase coverage is rapidly approaching For those without health insurance coverage, time is running out to acquire coverage in the United States. The open enrollment period for insurance exchanges will come to an end on January 31 this year. After the enrollment period is over, consumers will no longer be able to use exchanges to purchase health insurance coverage, except in some special cases. Currently, those without coverage can find policies through HealthCare.gov, the exchange system established by the federal government. Uninsured consumers will face a…

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Legal battle erupts over broken health insurance exchange

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Oregon has filed a fraud and breach-of-contract lawsuit against Oracle Late last week, Oregon filed a lawsuit against software company Oracle and several of its top executives. The state is accusing the company of fraud and breach-of-contract that may have cost Oregon a veritable fortune while leaving many of the state’s residence without access to a working health insurance exchange. Oracle was contracted by the state to develop the software that would manage the exchange, but internal problems have left the exchange inoperable and it has yet to see an…

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Oracle sues Oregon over failed health insurance exchange

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Oracle has issues a breach-of-contract lawsuit against the state of Oregon Acclaimed computer technology company Oracle has issued a lawsuit against Oregon. The lawsuit concerns the state’s health insurance exchange and the exchange’s use of the company’s technology. According to Oracle, the state government is using its technology despite standing disputes. These disputes have to do with some $23 million in unpaid bills from Oracle. The breach-of-contract lawsuit is seeking to recover the money that Oracle may be due but has not yet received. Lawsuit aims to recover more than…

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Insurance exchange in Oregon leads to breach of contract lawsuit

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Oracle Corp. has now sued the state, alleging that the software it created is still being used regardless of disputed bills. The technology company behind the original insurance exchange in Oregon has now filed a breach of contract lawsuit against the state, saying that officials from that government are continuing to use Oracle Corp. software, even though there remain $23 million in disputed bills. The lawsuit was filed by Oracle at the very end of last week, in a Portland federal court. According to the filing, Oracle claims that state…

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Federal prosecutors descend on Oregon health insurance exchange

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Prosecutors issue subpoena targeting Cover Oregon and Oregon Health Authority U.S. federal prosecutors have issued a subpoena to the state of Oregon, requesting official records concerning Cover Oregon, the state’s problematic insurance exchange. The exchange has been crippled by technical problems that have made it impossible for many people to enroll for the health insurance coverage that they need. Because the exchange has failed to live up to the standards of consumers and the federal government, federal officials are keen to find out where blame can be placed for the…

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Oregon health insurance exchange owes agents $900k

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While these professionals enrolled thousands throughout the state, many have not been paid for their services. According to the Oregon health insurance exchange, it owes around $900,000 to the agents who received their training and certification through the program, and who worked to enroll thousands of people throughout the state to make sure that they had the coverage that they needed to comply with the affordable care act, but who haven’t received their own paychecks in six months. Many of these hardworking people haven’t seen a dime of their pay…

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Health care reform continues in Oregon as they toss the exchange

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The state will now be getting rid of their website, which never stopped being riddled with problems. The board of the Cover Oregon exchange has now voted to make the next health care reform for the state by shutting down its problem filled enrollment website in order to hop aboard the federal government’s site, which has managed to iron out the vast majority of its own bugs and glitches. This state is one of several that attempted to run their own exchange and found it was an overwhelming struggle. While…

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Oregon health insurance exchange may be seized by the federal government

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Federal government may take control of Cover Oregon in order to fix it The federal government is preparing to take over the health insurance exchange of Oregon. Cover Oregon is one of the few state-operated exchanges currently in existence in the U.S., as most states have opted to allow the federal government to manage their exchanges. Federal exchanges have experienced major technical problems that have made it difficult for people throughout the country to sign up for insurance coverage, but some state-run exchanges have managed to avoid these problems. This…

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Insurance technology dispute creates turbulence between Oregon and Oracle

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Dispute between Oregon and Oracle threatens the capabilities of Cover Oregon Acclaimed technology firm Oracle has been at odds with the State of Oregon regarding its health insurance exchange. The exchange makes use of technology that has been developed by Oracle and this technology allows the exchange to operate as it is meant to. The problem, however, is that Cover Oregon is not yet fully developed and state officials have called into question the viability of Oracle’s insurance technology. The tension between the state and the technology firm had reached…

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Oregon health insurance exchange sees delay in launching official website

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Website of state health insurance exchange delayed Oregon’s health insurance exchange, like others throughout the U.S., is scheduled to begin open enrollment on October 1 of this year. There is a problem with the exchange, however, according to state officials. The exchange, which is officially called Cover Oregon, is meant to serve as a digital marketplace through which consumers can find affordable health insurance coverage suitable to their needs. The problem is, however, that this exchange will not be able to be accessed online. Delay meant to resolve issues of…

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