Oregon severs last ties with Oracle-built health exchange website amid dueling lawsuits

PORTLAND, Ore. – Oregon is cutting its last ties with a botched health insurance exchange portal built by Oracle Corp. as the state and the high-tech company pursue lawsuits against each other.

In April, Oregon announced it was giving up on the troubled state exchange and would use the federal site for signing people up for private insurance policies.

Oregon had planned to salvage some of the Oracle-built portal to enrol people in Medicaid, but officials have now decided to scrap that as well and will use another state’s Medicaid enrolment system instead.

Oregon says the decision came after Oracle refused to co-operate in moving equipment from their facilities to the state data centre.

In dueling lawsuits, Oregon and Oracle blame each other for the state website’s failure.