Oracle in hot water over Oregon’s health-insurance site

Oregon authorities are upset with Redwood City software giant Oracle over the state’s Obamacare website, which has so many problems it’s been unable to electronically sign up a single person since its launch several months ago.

Oracle is the primary vendor for the website, Oregon Cover. But on Monday, Oregon officials expressed their displeasure with the company in an agreement with Oracle that “outlines an orderly transition of technology development services” for the site.

Under the deal, the state said it will withhold $25.6 million of payments Oracle claims it’s due for its work. Moreover, the agreement gives Oregon the legal right to challenge any past payments made to Oracle, which claims its overall bill totals $69.5 million.

Oracle spokeswoman Deborah Hellinger declined comment on the brouhaha.

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