Technical Issues Persists On Maryland's Online Health Insurance Marketplace | WAMU 88.5 - American University Radio

WAMU 88.5 : News

Filed Under:

Technical Issues Persists On Maryland's Online Health Insurance Marketplace

Thousands of Maryland residents have enrolled in the state's new online marketplace for health insurance, but technical issues remain a problem.

More than 13,000 residents have created accounts on Maryland Heath Connection, the state-based online marketplace for health insurance.

The Connection's executive director, Becca Pearce says a technical team has added server capacity and plans to update the system's software to accommodate the large number of people getting involved.

Pearce also says there have been 170,000 unique visitors to the website, and more than 10,000 people have dialed in to the call centers since the connection opened on October 1.

NPR

Ann Meara, Half Of Husband-Wife Comedy Team, Dies At 85

Ann Meara died Saturday in New York. She had a long varied career in show business and was one half of the 1960s comedy duo, Stiller and Meara. She was marred to Jerry Stiller. Her son is Ben Stiller.
NPR

How Dangerous Is Powdered Alcohol?

Last month, the U.S. Alcohol and Tobacco Tax and Trade Bureau approved a powdered alcohol product, making both parents and lawmakers nervous. Some states have already banned powdered alcohol. NPR's Arun Rath speaks with Brent Roth of Wired, who made his own powdered concoction and put it to the test.
NPR

Obama Administration Forced To Defend Strategy Against ISIS In Iraq

On this Memorial Day, the Obama administration finds itself defending its foreign policy strategy in Iraq where the self-proclaimed Islamic State, also known as ISIS, has captured the city of Ramadi.
NPR

For Aspiring Artists, Social Media Can Get Fans Too Close For Comfort

The power of social media is that aspiring artists can essentially invite fans into their living rooms, but fans can sometimes overstay their welcome.

Leave a Comment

Help keep the conversation civil. Please refer to our Terms of Use and Code of Conduct before posting your comments.