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DOJ: Cover Oregon May Not Need Legislative Approval To Go Federal

SALEM, OR -- Lawyers for the state Department of Justice said Cover Oregon does not need lawmaker approval to switch to the federal system, contradicting last week’s opinion by Legislative lawyers.  According to a memo released by the Governor’s office, attorneys with the Justice Department say Cover Oregon should submit a revised business plan to the appropriate legislative committee.  But that the organization has broad “contracting powers”, meaning it is allowed to create a partnership health insurance exchange with the federal government.
Cover Oregon’s interim managers presented their technology transition plans to a state legislative committee Tuesday.  State officials said the system used this year will remain in place if, for any reason, the transition to the federal isn’t ready by the next enrollment period, which begins in November.

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