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Gov. Releases Cover Oregon Report, Says Goldberg Leaving

Gov. John Kitzhaber released the results Thursday morning of a state-commissioned independent review of what went wrong with Oregon’s health insurance exchange. During the press conference, he announced that the director of the Oregon Health Authority, Bruce Goldberg, is stepping down.

Gov. John Kitzhaber at March 20 news conference.

Gov. John Kitzhaber at March 20 news conference.

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Goldberg has been serving as interim director of Cover Oregon, and will continue to do so until a replacement is found.

Kitzhaber is also asking the board of Cover Oregon to replace some of the organization’s top leadership, including those in the technology and operational areas.

Bruce Goldberg (file photo)

Bruce Goldberg (file photo)

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And the governor wants the federal Government Accountability Office to appraise Oracle’s “inability to properly estimate” the work necessary to complete the project. Oracle is the company that developed the state’s health insurance exchange website.

Kitzhaber said that Oregonians deserve more from Cover Oregon, and he’s confident that today’s actions will move the system forward.

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