A Republican-led U.S. House committee has found that former Gov. John Kitzhaber and a federal agency mishandled the creation of Oregon's health insurance enrollment website, with the Democratic governor's political advisers making decisions based on his re-election campaign.
Members of a congressional panel investigating the Cover Oregon health insurance exchange have asked departing Gov. John Kitzhaber to preserve all documents related to the shutdown of the dysfunctional site.
Oregon Gov. John Kitzhaber, a former emergency medicine physician, resigned last Friday amid allegations that his administration steered consulting contracts toward his fiancée.
Oregon Gov. John Kitzhaber, a former emergency medicine physician, has resigned amid allegations he steered consulting contracts toward his fiancee. Kitzhaber has steadfastly denied those allegations.
Oregon's 380,000 new Medicaid enrollees are younger and healthier than anticipated, so the influx into the state's coordinated-care system did not negatively affect its ability to meet targeted savings of $11 billion over 10 years, the state reported Wednesday.
Oregon is planning to use an online Medicaid enrollment system from Kentucky after giving up on its own troubled software. Oregon's Medicaid director, Judy Mohr Peterson, told a state legislative committee about the plan Monday.