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8:25 am
Mon January 13, 2014

Governor Says Maryland Will Meet Health Insurance Exchange Goals

Governor Martin O'Malley
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Governor Martin O’Malley says he believes that Maryland’s troubled health insurance exchange will meet its enrollment goal by the end of March.

During an interview with CNN’s “State of the Union” O’Malley admitted there were problems with the complex technology but said that the state is more than half way towards meeting its goal.

While exceeding expectation on the Medicaid front the state has only enrolled just over 20-thosuand people in private plans.

The goal is 150-thousand.

O’Malley says he believes the state will meet its ultimate overall goal of 260-thousand enrollments in Medicaid and private insurance by March.

The Salisbury Daily Times reports that the state also intends to decline an offer by the federal government to take over part of the state’s health exchange to fix some of its problems.

O’Malley said state officials considered the offer last June but decided there was no assurance that the federal website was going to work any better.