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Oregon lawmakers say they want to avoid another high-profile tech blunder like the problems facing the state's online health insurance exchange.

Oregon lawmakers convened Monday for a whirlwind 35-day session. But the thorniest topics were largely absent from the opening day festivities.

Oregon's Obamacare health insurance exchange is finally getting some traction after a shaky beginning.

Governor John Kitzhaber says the state signed a contract Thursday, with a company for an independent assessment of the problems with Oregon's health insurance exchange website.

Cover Oregon Hires Lawyer To Get Money From Software Company

Dec 16, 2013
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Oregon's health insurance exchange is trying to hold software giant Oracle accountable for failures of the Cover Oregon website. But at the same time, the state also wants Oracle to keep working on the site.

Head Of Oregon Health Insurance Exchange Takes Medical Leave

Dec 2, 2013

The director of the Oregon Health Authority will take temporary control of the embattled health insurance exchange. Since Cover Oregon was supposed to start enrolling new customers on Oct. 1, Rocky King has faced substantial criticism.

Leadership Changes At Cover Oregon

Nov 22, 2013
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"We are putting all hands on deck to make sure again that everyone who wants and needs health coverage in this state, is able to get it and get enrolled in a plan by January 1st," says John Kitzhaber.
He announced two main staffing changes.

The director of Oregon's troubled health insurance exchange is acknowledging widespread problems with the website at the heart of the program. Rocky King testified to a pair of legislative panels at the Oregon capitol Wednesday.

The head of Cover Oregon is acknowledging the troubles of the health insurance exchange. But Rocky King described the system as “unfinished”, rather than “broken.” Oregon lawmakers are questioning King Wednesday in hearings on why Cover Oregon has failed to sign up even one customer. Salem Correspondent Chris Lehman says despite the troubled rollout, King's job doesn't appear to be in immediate jeopardy.

Oregon’s online health insurance exchange won’t be up and running in time for people to get covered by the beginning of the year.

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