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Maryland set to replace troubled health
exchange with Connecticut’s system

Washington Post, by Mary Pat Flaherty and Jenna Johnson,

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Posted By:Toledo, 3/29/2014 9:04:31 AM

Maryland officials are set to replace the state’s online health-insurance exchange with technology from Connecticut’s insurance marketplace, according to two people familiar with the decision, an acknowledgment that a system that has cost at least $125.5 million is broken beyond repair.The board of the Maryland exchange plans to vote on the change Tuesday, the day after the end of the first enrollment period for the state’s residents under the 2010 Affordable Care Act.Md. health exchange center inundated as deadline looms

      


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Reply 1 - Posted by: uno, 3/29/2014 9:21:14 AM     (No. 9789399)

Chaos begets chaos.
The narcissistic, vacationing, vindictive, arrogant, sarcastic, corrupt, stone-walling, out-of-touch, gay-obsessed, dope-smoking, teleprompter reading, momjeans-wearing, shame gland missing, Peace-Prize stealing Øbamboozler is becoming successful beyond his wildest dreams of his father!

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Reply 2 - Posted by: Patchy Groundfog, 3/29/2014 9:27:56 AM     (No. 9789406)

Dear Mary Pat & Jenna:

For something to be ´broken´ it must first be intact, operable, and properly engineered.

Since Obamacare is based on flawed thinking a la a lead balloon, the system has not failed, the system IS failure.

Connecticut is a tiny state with a mostly homogeneous population. Trumpeting their success with a web site that may not crash or timeout does not mean that the economic impact on businesses and individuals resulting from strict compliance with the law will be lessened.

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Reply 3 - Posted by: Pearson365, 3/29/2014 11:19:12 AM     (No. 9789537)

Is it safe to assume that 10% - 15% of the $125 million wasted has ended up in the offshore bank account of someone near & dear to Obama? Meaning, the ultimate selfie´s 4OtheOne(k) plan.

Far too many no bid contracts have been given out for ObamaCare, and based on the horrendous results, large portions of the money did not go to competent software developers with health care experience. Rather, it appears to have been squandered on compliant companies willing to pay "commissions" to certain folk.

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Reply 4 - Posted by: texascunning, 3/29/2014 11:51:48 AM     (No. 9789570)

So let me get this straight. $125 million spend and 50k enrolled so far. That works out to $2500 per enrollee.

Is there any competent government out there?

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Reply 5 - Posted by: Red Jeep, 3/30/2014 8:49:39 AM     (No. 9790426)

So let me get this straight. the Feds spent multi-millions on a badly working healthcare website, and each state spent multi-millions for their own badly working healthcare websites too?

Why?

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Reply 6 - Posted by: oh-heck, 3/30/2014 10:05:11 AM     (No. 9790496)

For Obama to have a chance of reelection, the administration had to put off the final rules, approval of state plans, benchmarking their own website, etc until after the 2012 election. They had hoped to be able to rely on the honor system so they didn´t need to verify eligibility for subsidies. And apparently noone was assigned to data security until very late in the game.

The states never had a decent chance. This is what happens when you need to design and build a website in a year and the requirements start as sketchy and change slightly each time more information is added.

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