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ANNAPOLIS, Md. (AP) — Gov. Martin O’Malley is announcing the creation of an Office of Health Care Reform and the members of a board that will oversee Maryland’s Health Benefit Exchange.

Governor O’Malley signed executive orders Thursday to establish the Governor’s Office of Health Care Reform, expand the Health Care Reform Coordinating Council and enhance the role of the Maryland Health Quality and Cost Council. Carolyn Quattrocki will serve as executive director of the Office of Health Care Reform.

The Health Benefit Exchange will be an online marketplace where Marylanders can compare rates, benefits and quality among health insurance plans to help them find one that best suits their needs.

Such a step was required by the federal Affordable Care Act.

(Copyright 2011 by The Associated Press. All Rights Reserved.)

Comments (4)
  1. andy says:

    Another government agency for the underemployed executives. Similar to “Snookie’s ” vagina. Too big like government & in the end noting good comes out of it.

  2. Dinger says:

    How much is this expansion of government going to cost the taxpayers?

  3. JoeFromAACounty says:

    YES, CREATE AN OFFICE TO OVERSEE THE UNCONSTITUTIONAL OBAMACARE ACT………….WASTE MONEY FOR 2 YEARS………….THEN, WHEN OBAMACARE GETS REPEALED, THEY CAN CLOSE THE OFFICE…………HE’S AN IDIOT!!!!!

    1. overtaxed says:

      Sure seems like an idiot, but what he is really doing is putting on the ol’ presidential kneepads, so to speak. Whatever Obama say, O’Malley do, without question.

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