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Wed January 29, 2014

MD Stop Gap Health Insurance Plan Set for Final Vote

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ANNAPOLIS, Md. (AP) - A final vote is near on a measure to help people who could not enroll in a private health plan on Maryland's health exchange website due to computer problems last year.

The Senate, which already approved a version of the bill, could take up final passage as soon as Wednesday on the bill that has some changes made by the House of Delegates.

The Senate could simply agree with the change made by the House. The change would require the Maryland Health Insurance Plan to report to legislative panels about how enrollment in the plan is going for people seeking coverage retroactive to Jan. 1 who couldn't get through the website.

The emergency legislation would take effect as soon as it is signed by Gov. Martin O'Malley, who proposed it.