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Lt. Governor Calls For Investigation Of Health Site Problems

Updated: Monday, January 13 2014, 04:00 PM EST

The main architect of the state's health care exchange called for an investigation into the process that has been widely criticized as a botched roll-out.

Amid questions about the future of the site launched to enroll Marylanders in Obamacare, Lt. Governor Anthony Brown says he supports an investigation into technical issues and mismanagement which he claims were hidden from him during construction of the site.

"Right now our focus is perspective, what we need to do today so that by the end of open enrollment we have more and more Marylanders enrolled," Brown said on Monday. "Now there will be a time and I've said this before...where we need to...whether you'd call it an investigation or an audit, to see what went wrong. What went wrong, how'd it go wrong, so that number one we can prevent that in the future and number two so that we can hold those accountable."

Brown declined to offer specifics on the scope of which agency would conduct it.

On Sunday Governor Martin O'Malley defended the Maryland Heath Exchange on CNN.  He pledged to fix the problems and brushed aside calls for the state to allow residents to purchase coverage directly from the federal web site.

However, Brown hedge on the idea of bypassing the Maryland site, saying the idea was still on the table.

Lt. Governor Calls For Investigation Of Health Site Problems


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