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Ex-Head of Troubled Health Insurance Site May Sue, Citing 'Cover-Up' 162

itwbennett writes "Carolyn Lawson, the former CIO for Oregon's troubled health care insurance website, is alleging that state officials engaged in a 'substantial cover-up' meant to deflect blame away from themselves and onto herself and the project's contractor, Oracle. Lawson, who was forced to resign in December, this week filed a tort claim notice, which is a required precursor to filing a lawsuit against the state." Claims are made that the state was the typical bad client, refusing to articulate "business requirements" effectively and repeatedly increasing the scope of the project. But then again Oracle was involved.
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Ex-Head of Troubled Health Insurance Site May Sue, Citing 'Cover-Up'

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  • Government contracts (Score:3, Interesting)

    by Anonymous Coward on Wednesday March 19, 2014 @10:52AM (#46524201)

    Everyone knows the first thing you do in a government contract situation is document what you did so you can cover your ass later. I can't wait to see what dirt she has on Oracle sandbagging Oregon.

  • by Anonymous Coward on Wednesday March 19, 2014 @11:14AM (#46524393)

    insurance rates were going to go up anyways, have a pre-existing condition before OC, you were going to loose your insurance anyways. Quit spreading right-wing fud. With the exchanges I'm free from the shackles of my crappy employee insurance and can not contract on my own and buy insurance on the exchange at about the same rate I paid before.

    You want to talk about horrific laws, how about the medicare part - d, or the invasion of Iraq, or the patriot act.

  • by linuxguy ( 98493 ) on Wednesday March 19, 2014 @01:04PM (#46525313) Homepage

    I live in Oregon. I have been trying to buy health insurance for myself and my family of 4. Because of my income, I am ineligible for any subsidies. My case is a very simple one. I am paying full price for a health insurance plan. However I cannot register on the damn website or buy insurance. The only way for me to register an account on the website is by mailing in a paper application. I have done that. They called me to confirm that they have received the application and are processing it. They have hired 500 people to process paper applications. These people have yet to enter my paper application into the computer.

    How did Oracle receive $130 million for developing this website when I cannot even register a damn account on this website, much less select and buy insurance?

  • by Bartles ( 1198017 ) on Wednesday March 19, 2014 @01:40PM (#46525571)
    So you're saying Oracle's malfeasance and ineptitude was widely know prior to them being contracted to build Oregon's exchange.

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