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Md. health exchange enrolls 16,700 in first week
Md. health exchange enrolls 16,700 in first week

The Maryland health exchange has enrolled more than 16,700 people in private insurance plans and Medicaid during what was mostly a trouble-free first week for users of the new website. It took more than two months to enroll that many people last year on the exchange, created under the Affordable Care Act for people who do not get insurance through their employer. The site was so dysfunctional that the exchange board voted to ditch the technology in favor of code written for Connecticut. Users say the revamped website has been much smoother this year, with only about a half-hour delay for some when they ended up in a virtual waiting room built into the system to...