Insurance exchange in Oregon leads to breach of contract lawsuit

Oregon Health Insurance exchange

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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Oregon Legislature convenes to determine the course for the last days of the legislative session of February

February is quickly coming to an end, but the Oregon Legislature still has much to discuss. State lawmakers met in the city of Salem this week to map out their plans for what remains of this month’s legislative session. The topics that will receive their attention in these latter days are education initiatives, construction bonds, logging and use of water, and the state’s plans to build its own health insurance exchange. Notably, Governor John Kitzhaber’s plans to reform the state’s Medicaid program have been cut from the current session. Though…

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Oregon Senate approves board nominees to oversee the state’s health insurance exchange

Oregon has advanced closer to establishing its own health insurance exchange as the state’s Senate approves of nine people to serve as board members for the exchange. The nine were chosen by Governor John Kitzhaber based upon their backgrounds in the health care, insurance and legislative fields. The state Senate unanimously approved the Governor’s nominees showing that the state’s Legislature is well on its way to forming an exchange that will help residents find affordable health insurance coverage. Governor Kitzhaber believes that part of what will make the exchange successful…

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