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9:30 am
Wed March 12, 2014

More Than 6,500 Delawareans Sign Up On State Health Exchange

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DOVER, Del. (AP) - Federal officials say slightly more than 6,500 Delaware residents have signed up on the state's health insurance exchange as of March 1.

The numbers released by the Obama administration on Tuesday are lower than the roughly 7,000 enrollees as of Feb. 28 that were reported by state officials last week.

Delaware officials noted that the state's total includes those who enrolled directly with their insurance company for coverage under the Affordable Care Act, as well as those who enrolled through the exchange.

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10:28 am
Mon February 24, 2014

MD Does Well Against Revised Health Care Goals

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ANNAPOLIS, Md. (AP) - Maryland has revised its enrollment goal for its new health insurance exchange after months when it looked like the state could miss its target

The Washington Post reports researchers decided the original goal was based on flawed data. Now the state has already beat its new enrollment goal.

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11:11 am
Tue March 26, 2013

VA Health Exchanges Not to Cover Abortion

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RICHMOND, Va. (AP) - Gov. Bob McDonnell wants to prohibit abortion coverage through insurance plans purchased through the federally run health care exchange that will serve Virginia.

The Republican governor added the amendment to health reform legislation that passed the General Assembly earlier this year, outraging abortion rights advocates.

Unless opponents can muster at least 51 votes in the 100-member, Republican-ruled House of Delegates and 21 votes in the state Senate, the sweeping abortion restriction will become law.

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8:46 am
Fri June 29, 2012

Maryland Governor Praises High Court Ruling on Health Care Reform

ANNAPOLIS, Md. (AP) — Maryland Gov. Martin O'Malley and Lt. Gov. Anthony Brown say the Supreme Court's health care ruling gives considerable momentum to health care reform efforts in Maryland.

In a joint statement, O'Malley and Brown said Thursday they remain committed to moving forward.

Maryland has passed legislation to create a health care exchange, setting up standards and regulations to run the program and creating the framework for a marketplace where individuals and small businesses can buy coverage.