Judge orders Oracle to keep hosting Oregon's Medicaid system

Staff Writer
Columbus CEO

SALEM, Ore. (AP) — An Oregon judge has ordered technology giant Oracle Inc. to continue hosting Oregon's Medicaid health insurance system for low-income Oregonians even after the company's contract expires this weekend.

Marion County Circuit Judge Courtland Geyer ruled Wednesday that Oracle should host Medicaid for another year.

Oracle had told the state it would terminate hosting on Saturday. Oregon sued to compel Oracle to continue hosting.

Oregon officials argued in court that Oracle had promised the contract would be renewed. Oracle argued it didn't make a promise and was not legally obligated to do business with Oregon.

The court fight has occurred amid a larger legal battle over the failure of Oregon's health care exchange portal, which was also built by Oracle. Oracle and Oregon sued each other over that failure.