The Maryland House of Delegates has approved a measure to provide health insurance to people who tried to enroll on the state’s online health exchange but couldn’t get through due to computer problems.
The Maryland Senate has advanced a measure to provide insurance for people who were unable to enroll in the state’s health exchange website due to computer problems.
Gov. Martin O’Malley is acknowledging a troubled start for Maryland’s online health insurance exchange, but he predicted Sunday that the state will still meet its enrollment goal by the end of March.
Mirroring problems with the federal health care website, users attempting to navigate the Spanish version have discovered their own set of difficulties.
Gov. Peter Shumlin told lawmakers Tuesday that efforts to improve health care for Vermonters through the new federal overhaul don’t go far enough and he renewed his pledge for the state to implement the nation’s first universal health care system by 2017.
Democratic and Republican critics of Maryland’s troubled health exchange urged state officials on Monday to consider other options to signing up state residents for health care plans.
Congress returns to work Monday with election-year politics certain to shape an already limited agenda.
An emergency measure will be submitted in Maryland to put people who thought they were enrolled in a health care plan through the state’s troubled health exchange but still did not receive coverage into a separate state safety net health plan.
The new year brought relief for Americans who previously had no health insurance or were stuck in poor plans, but it also led to confusion after the troubled rollout of the federal health care reforms sent a crush of late applications to overloaded government agencies.
After a troubled rollout, President Barack Obama’s health care overhaul now faces its most personal test: How will it work as people seek care under its new mandates?