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  • Oregon paid $68,000 to fired Cover Oregon exec

  • PORTLAND, Ore. — Gov. John Kitzhaber says he cleaned house after the Cover Oregon failure by removing three officials responsible for the botched health insurance website.
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  • PORTLAND, Ore. — Gov. John Kitzhaber says he cleaned house after the Cover Oregon failure by removing three officials responsible for the botched health insurance website.
    Documents obtained under Oregon's public records law show one — chief operating officer Triz delaRosa — threatened to sue the state.
    The Oregonian reports she wrote she would not be a scapegoat.
    As a result, delaRosa received a settlement worth nearly $68,000 and continued drawing a salary through May 16. In return, she agreed to say nothing negative about the state.
    She blamed the exchange fiasco on Oregon Health Authority mismanagement, as well as Kitzhaber's staff, for failing to confront problems Cover Oregon reported after taking over the project in May 2013.
    Authority director Bruce Goldberg and exchange information technology manager Aaron Karjala resigned.
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