The Governor says the website also lacked a system integrator that would have helped and the primary website developer, Oracle certainly had deficiencies.
Despite the technical challenges, more than 157-thousand Oregonians have enrolled through the exchange almost 50 thousand of them into a commercial plan.
Dr. Bruce Goldberg has resigned as the Director of the Oregon Health Authority. He will continue as the Acting Director of Cover Oregon until a new executive director is hired. Dr. George Brown, the President and CEO of Legacy Health is overseeing the search process for the new executive director.
Governor Kitzhaber says he spoke with Health and Human Services Secretary Kathleen Sebelius earlier this week about other strategies to get more Oregonians enrolled in coverage. All options are being explored, and the Governor expects to have an announcement as early as next week.