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8:38 am
Wed July 16, 2014

Correcting Computer Glitch in Program for MD Health Exchange

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ANNAPOLIS, Md. (AP) - A Maryland official says a computer glitch with Connecticut's health exchange will be corrected in the version Maryland will be using as it revamps its own troubled website with Connecticut's technology.

Isabel FitzGerald, the state's secretary of information technology, told a legislative oversight panel Tuesday that Maryland is on schedule to have its flawed website fixed with the new technology in time for the next open enrollment period in November.

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11:21 am
Thu March 6, 2014

Seven Thousand Sign Up on Delaware Health Exchange

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DOVER, Del. (AP) - State officials say about 7,000 Delawareans have chosen private insurance plans under the federal Affordable Care Act.

Health and Social Services Secretary Rita Landgraf told the state Health Care Commission on Thursday that 6,994 people had selected plans in Delaware's health insurance exchange as of Feb. 28, an increase of about 38 percent over the previous month

Officials are no longer reporting how many people have actually paid for coverage, as opposed to simply choosing a plan.

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11:49 am
Thu May 9, 2013

Some Health Exchange Info to be Held from Public in Maryland


ANNAPOLIS, Md. (AP) - Maryland will make information related to its health benefit exchange available through public information requests.

But the state's Public Information Act does prevent disclosure of confidential commercial or financial information. Rebecca Pearce, executive director of the Maryland Health Benefit Exchange, says information that could cause substantial harm to the competitive position of the contractor would not be subject to the state's public information laws.

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11:26 am
Fri April 26, 2013

Maryland to Launch Health Insurance Exchange Program


ANNAPOLIS, Md. (AP) - Maryland has announced the launch of a program to help residents get health insurance under the federal health care law.

Lt. Gov. Anthony Brown and the Maryland Health Benefit Exchange announced the start of the Connector Program on Thursday. About $24 million in state and federal grants will be used to fund six organizations. They will provide consumer assistance and enrollment resources throughout Maryland.

Brown says the initiative will create more than 300 jobs.

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9:41 am
Tue March 27, 2012

Health Insurance Exchange Inches Forward in Annapolis


      ANNAPOLIS, Md. (AP) - The Maryland House of Delegates has passed a measure to create a framework for a health insurance market place to provide coverage to the uninsured.

     The House voted 94-44 for the bill Monday. A similar bill is pending in the Senate.

     The measure builds on legislation passed last year to create the health care exchange, a mandate of federal health care reform. The measure sets up standards and regulations to run the program.

     Maryland has about 700,000 uninsured residents.

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