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Oregon’s Governor wants to sue Oracle over failed Obamacare website

Oregon Gov. John Kitzhaber said Thursday he is seeking to file a lawsuit against the contractor who built the state’s failed ObamaCare exchange, but the company says it isn’t to blame. The Democratic governor asked the state’s attorney general to sue Oracle Corp., the main technology contractor for Cover Oregon, for embarrassing the state and wasting money. “This is a very serious decision taking on a very large corporation — the second-largest software corporation in the world — but I do not believe they’ve delivered for the state of Oregon,” Kitzhaber told The Associated Press.

Oregon’s Governor John Kitzhaber has asked the state’s attorney general to begin filing legal action against the main software contractor behind the Cover Oregon health insurance exchange. Oracle, the targeted contractor, is said to have not delivered on its promises, issuing a website full of bugs, missing a number of deadlines and creating a system with “fundamental flaws” in its architecture. Believing that Oregonians were never delivered a product that worked, Kitzhaber is looking to place the blame on the company believed to be responsible for one of the largest insurance exchange failures in the country. Several reviews have been launched regarding the program, with all of them pinning blame on Oracle for problems ranging from poor performance and failure to meet industry standards.

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