US subpoenas Oregon insurance website documents

by Gosia Wozniacka

The governor's office says federal prosecutors have subpoenaed state records for a grand jury investigation of the troubled Cover Oregon health insurance website.

The state abandoned its plans for an independent site after it didn't work. They decided to switch to the federal portal, the first state to do so.

The governor's office released subpoenas Tuesday issued by the U.S. attorney's office.

They demand records of communications between involved in developing the website, five of whom have resigned.

They also demand communications with the about the status or functionality of the website and communications about federal funding reviews and lists of people attending them.

An investigation ordered by Gov. John Kitzhaber found state managers failed to heed reports about problems that prevented the website from launching.

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