Colorado Projects 30 Percent Enrollment Attrition
Meanwhile, a new judge is assigned to hear Oregon's lawsuit against Oracle after the first one withdraws from the case.
Health News Colorado: Thirty-Percent Attrition Bites Into Exchange Revenues
Health exchange managers expect to lose about 30 percent of enrollees due to attrition by year’s end, meaning they’ll start the 2015 open enrollment with about 114,000 customers. Connect for Health Colorado managers expect enrollments to slide back from a total of 146,000 so far. For 2015, managers are hoping to retain a base of 114,000. Then, initial projections for next year predict low-end sign-ups of 54,500, a mid-level goal of 80,000 and a high-end target of 128,500 additional customers (Kerwin McCrimmon, 9/25).
Oregonian: Judge Withdraws From Cover Oregon Case Against Oracle America
The judge overseeing Oregon's lawsuit against Oracle America over the Cover Oregon health exchange has withdrawn from hearing the case, saying that for her to do so would be "inappropriate." The case, a priority for Gov. John Kitzhaber, has now been reassigned from Marion County Circuit Court Judge Cheryl Pellegrini to her colleague Courtland Geyer, a third-year judge. Marion County assigns cases randomly between its 12 downtown Salem judges, a court administrator said (Budnick, 9/25).