Glitch In Troubled Health Exchange Costs Maryland $30 Million | WAMU 88.5 - American University Radio

WAMU 88.5 : News

Filed Under:

Glitch In Troubled Health Exchange Costs Maryland $30 Million

A state report says a mistake with Maryland's defective health care exchange could cost the state $30.5 million.

The report made public yesterday by the Maryland Department of Legislative Services says the problem relates to Medicaid enrollees in the exchange. The report says the system is currently incapable of handling determinations of whether people remain eligible for Medicaid.

The report is citing "a variety of system architectural flaws'' with software in the health exchange. In effect, the state can't determine who is no longer eligible for Medicaid, so the state has agreed with the federal government to a six-month delay in determining eligibility.

The Department of Legislative Services has estimated the delay will cost the state $17.8 million in fiscal year 2014 and $12.7 million in fiscal year 2015.

NPR

How Cultures Move Across Continents

Researchers have mapped the travels of 150,000 artists, politicians and religious leaders over the past 2,000 years. The videos reveal how cultural achievements ebb and flow across the U.S and Europe.
NPR

These Ivory Coast Cacao Farmers Had Never Tasted Chocolate

Ivory Coast is the world's No. 1 producer of the cacao beans that are the base of our beloved chocolate bars. But as a report from there shows, some cacao farmers have never enjoyed the final product.
NPR

Is The Current Gridlock In Congress As Bad As It Looks?

For the final program, host Michel Martin speaks with Neil Minkoff and Maria Cardona about the biggest political stories of the week.
NPR

Simmering Online Debate Shows Emoji Is In The Eye Of The Beholder

A report from a local Philadelphia TV station is re-igniting a debate and getting people all up in arms. (Or should we say, up in hands?)

Leave a Comment

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