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Company helping fix Md. health exchange linked to firm selling policies
Company helping fix Md. health exchange linked to firm selling policies

When state leaders brought in a new company to help repair their troubled health care exchange, they went to one whose owner has a lot to gain from the sales of insurance plans under the Affordable Care Act. The Columbia-based health care technology company Optum/QSSI is a subsidiary of UnitedHealth Group, which also owns one of the four insurers selling policies on Marylandhealthconnection.gov. United Health Care Group spokesman Matt Stearns said Optum/QSSI operates separately from its insurance company. There is no interaction between the companies under the exchange contract, he said. "Optum/QSSI is not involved in any policy determination or judgment related to the site or the...

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