Oregon Officials Reportedly Considering Ending State Exchange, Switching to HealthCare.gov
Oregon Gov. Jon Kitzhaber (D) on Thursday announced the departures of three top officials overseeing Cover Oregon, the state's health insurance exchange, just as a new report was released about significant communications and management problems over the exchange's problem-plagued website. State officials are said to be discussing strategies to proceed with enrollment for the remainder of this year's enrollment period and the next period for 2015, including ending its management of Cover Oregon and having residents use HealthCare.gov instead.
- "Heads Roll Following Oregon's Rudderless Health Care Exchange Debacle" (Demko, Modern Healthcare, 3/20).
- "Health Care Exchange in Oregon Not Meeting High Hopes" (Johnson, New York Times, 3/20).