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Delaney Pushing for Federal Not State Health Exchange Website Use

December 20th, 2013 by WCBC Radio

Sixth District Congressman John Delaney continued to press the idea this week that Maryland should consider abandoning its online health insurance exchange in favor of the federal marketplace, despite representations by Governor Martin O’Malley that the most pressing problems hindering enrollment have been fixed. Delaney,  a Maryland Democrat,  (D-Md.) said in an interview that he still believes Marylanders seeking insurance might be better served by the federal exchange. He acknowledged that the switch would present some challenges but said he doesn’t think those are necessarily greater than those posed by the state site, which has been riddled with glitches since its Oct.1 launch. Meanwhile, Dan Bongino, currently viewed as the republican front runner to challenge Delaney in next years election, says both the state and federal programs have been total failures. He said all you have to do is look at the numbers to see interest in joining the new program is sorely lacking…


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