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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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 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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Faults with insurance technology has crippled exchanges in several states

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State officials come together to highlight the technology problems facing exchanges Officials from five different states are citing technology problems as the reason that their health insurance exchanges have failed to operate successfully. Representatives from Hawaii, Maryland, Massachusetts, Minnesota, and Oregon suggest that technical problems had made it nearly impossible for many people in their states to enroll for coverage through state-based exchanges. The technology behind these exchanges has been heavily criticized since the exchanges began open enrollment in 2013. Ongoing problems may have kept several thousand people from finding…

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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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