Federal Prosecutors Subpoena Oregon About Failed PPACA Exchange

Federal prosecutors investigating the state's flawed health insurance exchange have issued broad subpoenas seeking documents, memos and emails from Cover Oregon and the Oregon Health Authority, according to a report from The Oregonian.

State officials have stated they will cooperate with the subpoenas from the U.S. Attorney's Office, according to the report. Oregon spent $250 million on its failed Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act exchange site. The site was plagued by technical problems, and the state had to resort to using paper applications after the contractor, Oracle Corp., was unable to repair the exchange. In April, the board overseeing Cover Oregon voted to abandon the flawed state site and rely on HealthCare.gov for future open enrollment periods.

This past March, the Government Accountability Office announced it would launch an investigation into the flawed Oregon exchange, at the request of Republican members of Congress. Federal investigators seem to be seeking to determine whether the state misled the federal government about the exchange's progress in order to get more funding, according to the report.

More Articles on Cover Oregon:
Oregon Officially Scraps State Exchange Site for HealthCare.gov
4 Flawed State-Based Exchanges Cost $474M in Federal Funds
GAO Agrees to Investigate State-Based PPACA Exchanges 


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