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Kitzhaber: State may sue Oracle in light of 'sobering' Cover Oregon report

by Dennis Thompson, Portland Business Journal, March 20, 2014

Gov. John Kitzhaber today accepted blame for the Cover Oregon debacle, while outlining steps he is taking to help Oregonians enroll in health insurance and to hold Oracle Corp. accountable for its work building the site.

Kitzhaber said the independent assessment by First Data “offers a very credible and sobering critique” of the mistakes that caused officials to think the Cover Oregon web site would launch on time Oct. 1.

Kitzhaber has discussed with Oregon Attorney General Ellen Rosenblum “the full range of legal options” regarding Oracle, the software company hired to develop the site.

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