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Technical Glitches Remain On Maryland Health Benefits Exchange

December 16th, 2013 by WCBC Radio

It appears the technical glitches with the Maryland Health Benefits Exchange will not be completely fixed by Monday, though Governor Martin O'Malley had set that deadline. However, the governor does say problems are being fixed, and seven of the nine problems with the website are due to be fixed by the end of the week. Aides to the governor say that he now expects the glitches to continue beyond mid-December. At a news conference to address criticisms and outline a plan for correcting the problems, the governor voiced confidence Maryland will reach a 260,000-person enrollment goal by the end of March through the state's health care exchange, despite a rocky start with computer problems. The Democratic governor says that while Maryland has had a tough start, he's hopeful the state will make up ground in the coming months. O'Malley says the state hopes to get about 147,000 people enrolled in qualified health plans and another 110,000 people enrolled through Medicaid. The governor says fixing the website is like "changing the wheels on a moving car," but he said that progress is being made…


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