Affordable Care Act

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The Maryland Insurance Administration has posted new rates for next year’s individual insurance plans.

Maryland Again Faces Tight Health Care Deadline

May 7, 2014

WYPR's Fraser Smith and Jenna Johnson of the Washington Post talk about Maryland's construction of a new health care exchange website using software code from Connecticut, and why some say the process has been too secretive.

Maryland is scrapping most of its troubled health exchange website, replacing it with the same IT infrastructure Connecticut built to implement the Affordable Care Act. The state will pay contractor Deloitt Consulting $40 to $50 million to set up the framework that's worked in Connecticut.

Tom Chalkley

We in the news biz are often accused of caring little about any news that’s not bad news.

How One Company Adapted To Flawed Health Exchange Website

Mar 17, 2014

WYPR's Fraser Smith and Karen Hosler talk about Evergreen Health Co-op and how it has changed its business approach in order to adapt to Maryland's slow and still-challenging health exchange website.

Hurray For Harris For Demanding Accountability

Mar 13, 2014
Tom Chalkley

First, you thought: how did Republican Congressman Andy Harris get a Democratic administration to investigate Maryland’s health care reform rollout?

WYPR's Fraser Smith and John Fritze of the Baltimore Sun talk about federal auditors' announcement that they will review Maryland's health insurance exchange and what role Rep. Andy Harris (R) had in that decision.

State Dumps Health Exchange Contractor

Feb 24, 2014

Maryland has ended its relationship the North Dakota-based company that was the main contractor on the state’s troubled online health exchange.

With a bit more than a month left for people to sign up for health insurance plans set up under the Affordable Care Act, the federal website known as HealthCare.gov finally seems to be working smoothly — in 36 states.

But what's happening in the 14 states that are running their own exchanges?

Christopher Connelly / WYPR

Cell phones, health care and the Common Core standards dominated action in Annapolis this week.

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