Health insurance exchange
The Obama administration says consumers in most states will have more insurance options next year under the president’s health care law. The Health and Human Services department on Tuesday reported a net increase of 63 insurers joining the market in 44 states.
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.
A recent study shows that 63 percent of people who have used Healthcare.gov rate the experience as negative.
This month’s glitch-filled rollout of the health insurance marketplaces created by federal law is a business opportunity for brokers and agents, but regulators warn that it also opened the door for those who would seek to line their pockets by misleading consumers.