It was decided the cost of trying to get the Cover Oregon site fully functioning would be too much and wouldn't allow them to be up and running for the next enrollment period in November.
Alex Pettit is the Acting I-T Leader for Cover Oregon.
"The work group unanimously concluded that moving to the federal website as our core was the most reliable, least costly option to provide a working website for Oregonians by November 2014. So we all agreed."
Cover Oregon has spent 181 million in its 33 month existence with most of that money going to Oracle and other technology contractors.
11 of Oregon's 16 insurance partners are set up to switch to the federal exchange -- and it's not clear if those that aren't will pour money into doing that.