Cover Oregon executive director Rocky King stepped down to take medical leave.
King's departure, announced at a Cover Oregon board meeting, came as the project he led for two years remains largely unable to enroll people despite costing more than $140 million so far. He said the site is in final testing mode and should be operational later this month. "It's closer than you think," King said.
King will be replaced temporarily by Oregon Health Authority director Bruce Goldberg until a longer term replacement is found.
King has battled illness through the year, missing several days and weeks at a time. He said it's time for him to follow the advice of his doctors and family and take a three-month medical leave, despite his desire to see the project through.
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