Oregon gives up on running its own Obamacare exchange

24 Apr 2014, 6:11 pm

Joel Gehrke Oregon's "top information-technology official" is giving up on the state running its own Obamacare insurance exchange. "Alex Pettit, the state's top information-technology official, will recommend that Oregon move to the federal health insurance exchange, according to a Powerpoint prese

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Oregon’s Top IT Official Recommends Scrapping Obamacare Website

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Welp: Cover Oregon has died. #obamcare

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