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Maryland Could Ditch Its Health Exchange For New Signup Period

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Maryland's health secretary says the state is actively looking at alternative options to using the state's troubled health exchange for a signup period in November.

Dr. Joshua Sharfstein, the state's Health Secretary, says an oversight panel of lawmakers is getting updates on how the state's exchange is working.

He says significant improvements have been made since the exchange opened with major problems on October 1st, but serious information technology defects still continue to cause problems for people seeking to enroll online.

The state is sticking with its own exchange for the federal signup period that ends March 31.

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