Greg Walden

GAO to review state-based health exchanges

The U.S. Government Accountability Office said Wednesday it is planning to examine state-based health insurance exchanges created under the Affordable Care Act, a move that could lead to a review of Maryland's troubled website.

In a letter to Republican lawmakers on Capitol Hill, the nonpartisan investigative arm of Congress wrote that it would pursue a review of Oregon's exchange and that the effort would be folded into "a broader study planned to examine states' health exchange websites."

The letter did not specifically name Maryland's website, which crashed when launched Oct. 1 and has faced a series of technical glitches that have made it difficult for many to...