The State of Oregon is suing Oracle, because the website developed by the tech giant to enroll citizens for health insurance remains inoperable. Oracle is being sued for fraud and breach-of-contract, as Oregon’s government has suffered losses over the failed website, and many in Oregon are still unable to register for health insurance. Oracle executives argue that government officials were disorganized as clients and the fact that the website has yet to launch is their fault.
This lawsuit follows Oracle’s own suit against the state for $23 million in unpaid bills. Oracle claims that the state government is using technology and services Oracle supplied and has yet to pay the company. Oregon stopped working with Oracle in March when problems with the website Cover Oregon were discovered. Oregon now is hiring Deloitte Consulting to help it make the transition to a new system that will enable citizens to enroll for health insurance. The Government Accountability Office and the Federal Bureau of Investigation is looking in to the matter, and the battle is not likely to see a conclusion before the end of the year.
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