Breaking: GAO Announces Investigation of Cover Oregon

A spokesman for the Government Accountability Office (GAO) issued a statement today announcing that the GAO intends to launch an investigation of Cover Oregon, as requested by several members of Congress in the Oregon delegation.

Chuck Young, managing director of public affairs at GAO, emailed this statement to reporters on Wednesday afternoon:

We have accepted the requests from Congressman Walden, Upton, and several other members of the House, and Senators Wyden and Merkley, to examine Cover Oregon. We will do so as part of a broader look at state exchanges. The exact scope of what we will cover and the time frames will be determined as the work goes forward.

Note: We will post an update with more information and reaction later this afternoon.