Rep. Harris Hopes GAO Will Examine Md. Health Exchange

ANNAPOLIS, Md. (AP) — A Republican Maryland congressman says he believes the investigative arm of Congress should look into problems with the state’s health care exchange website.

The U.S. Government Accountability Office on Wednesday agreed to a request from a group of House Republicans to audit how $304 million in federal grants were spent on the Oregon health exchange website. A GAO spokesman says other states with troubled exchanges will be included as the investigation goes forward.

Rep. Andy Harris, Maryland’s only Republican congressman, has asked the inspector general of the federal Health and Human Services Department to investigate.

Chris Meekins, a spokesman for Harris, says the congressman still believes the HHS inspector general also should look into problems with the Maryland health exchange, which has been plagued by computer problems.

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

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