SALEM, Ore. (AP) – The state official overseeing Oregon’s transition from the failed Cover Oregon health insurance website to the federal insurance exchange is stepping down.
Tina Edlund says in a memo dated Nov. 18 that she will be “taking time off and then will enjoy part-time retirement.”
Gov. John Kitzhaber selected Edlund earlier this year to oversee the transition. The Statesman Journal reports that the first part of the transition is complete, and Oregonians are able to enroll in private health insurance through the federal HealthCare.gov website.
But a separate effort to transition Medicaid enrollment to the Oregon Health Authority has hit bumps as the state and technology contractor Oracle parted ways.