State to pay contractor $228,000 to investigate Cover Oregon website!!

Oregon will pay a private contractor $228,000 to figure out what went wrong with the launch of the state’s health care exchange website. First Data plans to spend six weeks investigating why Cover Oregon’s website failed to launch Oct. 1 and how culpable Oracle, the state’s IT contractor, was in botching the rollout. Cover Oregon launched Oct. 1 without a fully functioning website, so Oregonians seeking health insurance had to file 19-page applications and the agency had to hire or reassign 400 people to process paper applications.…eck=1


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