OHA, based on faulty data, made false accusations against Family Care, ultimately driving the organization out of business.
The Oregon Health Authority has agreed to pay nearly $23 million to FamilyCare, Inc., a former Medicaid insurer.
The costs, including state’s legal fees, are about $30 million and will be paid by the taxpayers. This is the most expensive settlement every paid by OHA’s taxpayers.
This incident also resulted in the firing of the previous OHA Director after it became public that OHA had orchestrated a public relations hit on Family Care.
Family care was forced out of business, laying off about 370 employees.