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Maryland's Obamacare Band-Aid [Editorial]
The General Assembly should approve Gov. Martin O'Malley's emergency proposal to allow temporary and retroactive enrollment in the state's existing high risk health insurance pool for those whose efforts to enroll in new plans were stymied by the technical disaster of Maryland's Obamacare exchange. The governor's proposal doesn't begin to make up for the damage done by the state's failure to deliver a workable exchange and may in fact provide a viable option for few of those who have suffered as a result. But it may be the only option available for helping Marylanders who tried to do the right thing and who would otherwise face ruinous bills until they can get private coverage.
January 6, 2014