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Governor announces $100 million settlement from Oracle over Cover Oregon

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Gov. Kate Brown in Portland on Thursday. (KPTV) Gov. Kate Brown in Portland on Thursday. (KPTV)
PORTLAND, OR (KPTV) -

The state of Oregon is receiving a settlement valued at $100 million from Oracle over the failed Cover Oregon online health exchange, Gov. Kate Brown announced Thursday.

Brown said the settlement resolves years of legal disputes related to Cover Oregon, which was shut down soon after it launched. The state switched to the federal portal in April 2014.

Brown said the settlement closes a "damaging chapter of public finger-pointing."

The state accused Oracle of not properly building the exchange, while Oracle accused the state of withholding emails from former Gov. John Kitzhaber in relation to Cover Oregon.

Oracle filed a lawsuit in March against the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, saying the agency needed to investigate claims of misconduct connected to Cover Oregon's failure.

Brown said the agreement between the two sides resolves all litigation.

The settlement will go toward updating the state's IT systems and will be invested in STEAM education in Oregon, according to Brown.

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