Md. Resets Goal For Health Insurance Enrollment

ANNAPOLIS, Md. (AP) — Maryland has revised its enrollment goal for its new health insurance exchange after months when it looked like the state could miss its target.

The Washington Post reports researchers decided the original goal was based on flawed data. Now the state has already beat its new enrollment goal.

Instead of signing up 260,000 Maryland residents for private insurance or Medicaid during the first enrollment period, the state is now expected to enroll 160,000 residents. So far, Maryland has signed up nearly 190,000 people. The new goal is detailed in a letter the exchange’s interim director received from researchers Friday.

Maryland Secretary of Health and Mental Hygiene Joshua Sharfstein says the goal remains to sign up as many residents as possible for insurance.

Technical problems have plagued Maryland’s health exchange.

(Copyright 2013 by The Associated Press. All Rights Reserved.)

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