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Ex-head of troubled health insurance site developed by Oracle may sue, citing 'cover-up'

Chris Kanaracus | March 19, 2014
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.

As a result of her experience, Lawson "has suffered grievous financial, reputational and emotional injury" and is entitled to damages, the letter states.

Wentz didn't respond to a request for comment Tuesday. Spokeswomen for Oracle and Cover Oregon declined comment.

If Lawson files a lawsuit, it may not be the only one. Oregon officials are withholding US$25.6 million of some $69.5 million Oracle says it is owed for work done on the project, and are also reserving their right to sue the vendor.

A scathing investigative report recently conducted by the federal Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services put blame on both Oracle and Cover Oregon officials for the project's woes.

 

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