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Oregon Wants to Sue Creator of Cover Oregon, Company Says it's Not to Blame

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UPDATE/SALEM, OR - The main technology contractor responsible for building Oregon's failed online health insurance exchange says the governor is unjustly trying to blame it for the Cover Oregon fiasco.
The statement Thursday from Oracle Corp. follows an announcement by Gov. John Kitzhaber that he's asked Oregon's attorney general to sue the Redwood City, California-based company.
Oregon paid Oracle $134 million in federal funds to build what turned out to be a glitch-filled website. The state abandoned plans for fixing the site and is switching to the federal portal.
Oracle says the state badly mismanaged the project by "consistently failing to deliver requirements in a timely manner and failing to staff the project with skilled personnel."
The state is still withholding $25.6 million in payments from the company.

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SALEM, OR - Oregon Gov. John Kitzhaber says he's asked the state attorney general to sue the company that built the state's online health insurance enrollment system, the failure of which embarrassed the state and resulted in multiple investigations.
    
The Democratic governor requested in a letter Thursday that the state sue Oracle Corp. He says it's time to hold accountable the website's main technology contractor.
    
Oregon paid Oracle $134 million in federal funds to build what turned out to be a glitch-filled website. Instead of signing up for health insurance in one sitting, Oregonians had to fill out paper or online applications that were processed partially by hand.
    
Oregon abandoned plans for fixing the site and is switching to the federal portal.
    
The state is still withholding $25.6 million in payments from Oracle.
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