Today, the House Republican Caucus issued a letter to Lt. Governor Anthony Brown commending his call for a full investigation into the ongoing problems with the Maryland Health Exchange during his interview with WBAL reporter Jayne Miller on December 10th.
“The members of the Maryland House of Delegates Republican Caucus are deeply concerned about the status of the health exchange, especially considering so many Marylanders are receiving cancellation notices from their insurance companies due to Obamacare. We are requesting that a full forensic audit of the exchange take place so that policy-makers and the public can better understand the failures of the roll-out including cost to taxpayers, implementation status, and the steps needed to fix Maryland Health Exchange. We appreciate his (Lt. Gov. Brown’s) candor earlier this week in accepting responsibility for the problems related to the roll out of Maryland’s Health Exchange and urge him to lead on this issue,” commented House Minority Leader, Nicholaus Kipke.
The Caucus seeks a thorough investigation and forensic audit of the entire program in order to discover where, when, and how things went wrong; with the ultimate goal of providing a better system for the citizens of Maryland. The investigation would include the examination of the state officials and contractors responsible for the roll-out of the program.
“With fast approaching deadlines for citizens to sign-up for health insurance in the Exchange, time is of the essence,” said House Minority Whip, Kathy Szeliga. “There are so many unanswered questions about the MD Health Exchange and the cost of this program is only increasing. Some of our members have attempted to get answers to important questions without satisfactory answers. It is time for a thorough investigation.”