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State Continuing To Improve Health Exchange According To Gov. Martin O’Malley

November 29th, 2013 by WCBC Radio

Maryland Governor Martin O'Malley says the state continues to work to improve its health-insurance exchange website.  O'Malley briefed reporters Wednesday on efforts to make the exchange more accessible and on the progress in enrolling uninsured Marylanders.  Also on Wednesday, the state released new figures on the number of state residents who have signed up for insurance.  Through Saturday, 3,024 Marylanders have enrolled in private health plans through the state's health exchange, called Maryland Health Connection. State officials said more people signed up in the last week than in any previous week.  Another 11,493 Marylanders have been found eligible to sign up for Medicaid coverage through the exchange.  The state expects that more than 95,000 Marylanders will receive health coverage by Jan. 1 under the Affordable Care Act, through expanded Medicaid and subsidized private insurance.  O’Malley says that while there have been no shortage of glitches in the initial phase of implementing the new health care reforms, those will eventually be worked out and the program will be a success….


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