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Wed March 19, 2014

Help For MD Health Exchange Enrollees, Senator Carper Urges Sign Ups

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ANNAPOLIS, Md. (AP) - Maryland's health exchange board has adopted a plan to help people who have tried to enroll before the deadline at the end of the month but were unable to complete an application.

The board approved the plan Tuesday.

Maryland's online health exchange has been plagued with computer problems since its Oct. 1 debut.

Under the plan adopted by the board, consumers will be able to let the exchange know that they have started an application but have been unable to finish it.

The board says all state residents who call by March 31 will get a call and special assistance for enrollment for coverage that begins May 1.

The board says all four carriers offering medical plans in the Maryland Health Benefit Exchange are participating.

Senator Tom Carper (D-De)
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Senator Tom Carper

Senator Tom Carper was out yesterday urging people to sign up for the health care on the insurance exchange.

But during a visit to the LaRed Healthcenter in Seaford yesterday the Delaware Democrat said he never predicted how many of his state’s citizens would sign up noting there’s a lot of procrastination out there.

Delaware reports so far only 65-hundred people have enrolled as of March 1st.

But that falls far short of the 35-thousand out of the 90-thousand uninsured that had been hoped for by March 31st.

LaRed Healthcenter has been helping people to navigate the Affordable Care Act’s health exchanges.