Oregon won't use Oracle's technology for Medicaid

Staff Writer
Columbus CEO

PORTLAND, Ore. (AP) — 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 enroll people in Medicaid, but officials have now decided to scrap that as well and will use another state's Medicaid enrollment system instead.

Oregon says the decision came after Oracle refused to cooperate in moving equipment from their facilities to the state data center.

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