MARYLAND EXCHANGE LOSSES – ARE NO APRIL FOOLS JOKE
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE – April 1, 2014
[Rockville, Maryland] – Yesterday was the deadline to sign up for ObamaCare, or, if you live in Maryland, O’Malley-BrownCare. The glitch-ridden Maryland website was down over the weekend for those trying to sign up before Monday’s midnight deadline.
In January, The Washington Post reported that senior state officials knew more than a year before the launch that the online portal had serious problems. In the aftermath of the disastrous launch, the head of the Maryland exchange resigned and the board fired its main contractor, Noridian Healthcare Solutions, the Baltimore Sun reported. In February, WBAL reported that campaign finance records may ‘create a perception of pay to play’ as many of the contractors were also O’Malley-Brown campaign donors.
The technical problems are so severe, an announcement was recently made that it would be better to scrap the $125M website and spend even more money to purchase the Connecticut Health Care Exchange Website, and rebrand it for Maryland. Voters going to the polls this November should also remember that many Maryland families have lost health insurance policies that they liked and could afford. Martin O’Malley, Anthony Brown and the Democrats in Annapolis have grossly mismanaged taxpayer’s money. As you prepare your tax returns, ask yourself if One Party Rule has served our state well.
For more information or to arrange an interview with MCGOP Chairman Michael Higgs,
Please contact Kat O’Connor at 301.908.8082 or [email protected]