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9:22 am
Tue January 14, 2014

MD Lawmakers To Shore Up Problems On Health Insurance Exchange

Lt. Gov. Anthony Brown
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ANNAPOLIS, Md. (AP) - Maryland lawmakers will be receiving details about an agreement the state's health secretary says has been reached to provide health insurance retroactively to people who had computer problems when trying to enroll online.

In addition, lawmakers will also work on an emergency measure to allow people to enroll in a separate state health plan due to the problems. Lt. Gov. Anthony Brown is scheduled to testify Tuesday.

The measure is being proposed by Gov. Martin O'Malley's administration. Brown has said it would insure between a few hundred and 5,000 people through the Maryland Health Insurance Program, a safety net plan that's served as a high-risk pool for residents without insurance.

Lawmakers who are now in their first full week of the new session are expected to move quickly.