Oregon sues Oracle over failed Obamacare website


Oregon has filed a lawsuit against software giant Oracle that accuses that company of fraud for its role in building the state’s failed health insurance exchange.

Oregon’s suit, filed Friday in state court, alleges that Oracle, the largest tech contractor working on the website, made falsely convinced officials to buy “hundreds of millions of dollars of Oracle products and services that failed to perform as promised.” It is seeking $200 million in damages.

State officials have been targeted with withering criticism for the website, known as Cover Oregon, which never launched because of technical problems. Instead of signing up for insurance online under the Affordable Care Act, residents have had to rely on a hybrid process using print and online materials through the federal government’s website, HealthCare.gov.

Oregon also accuses Oracle of breach of contract, along with civil racketeering, for “failing to deliver on its obligations, overcharging for poorly trained…

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