The state's pulled the plug on Oracle, and has now decided to dump the entire cutting-edge website. They'll plug into the federal health insurance exchange after having blown in excess of $200 million on an unusable website (and at least $10 million on those spiffy hipster ads). The COO of Run For Cover, Oregon! has resigned as well, effective May 16.
Which is too bad, as she and Rocky and the others should be facing a jury. At last count, there were still some 2000 known bugs in their software, and the website's the only one in the country that's so dysfunctional that not one person has ever enrolled in a health insurance plan online. Small businesses are supposed to start enrolling their employees during the next six months, but the can't use the site either.
And so the choice boiled down to one of two options: throw another $80 million at the site (using a different contractor and with no guarantee of operational status before mid-2015) or tie into the federal site (at a mere $6 to $8 million). Of course, the federal site doesn't actually work especially well, either; many of the insurance plans offered in Oregon aren't tied into the federal system, which is likely going to mean that already limited choices will be even more limited.