Governor O'Malley says that Maryland's Obamacare website is fixed

The Maryland's governor office has announced that the state's Obamacare website is fixed. Photo: Gov. O'Malley/ AP

WASHINGTON, December 17, 2013 — The Maryland governor’s office announced Saturday through a spokesperson that the nine glitches that have been creating problems for people of the state who have tried to sign up for the states healthcare exchange have been fixed.

Although Governor O’Malley is hedging his bets and declaring that additional work may be needed on the site in the future, the site is now functional for most citizens.

No details of the remaining difficulties were released.

Maryland is one of 16 states to release their own exchange instead of using the federal government’s version.

O’Malley has faced criticism with the problem plagued website rollout of Obamacare even among members of his own party.

The $107 million online marketplace has had problems with screen freezing and crashes over the past two months since the rollout.

Before the opening of the online marketplace, Maryland’s system was declared a model for the nation but with the problems it experienced it quickly became an embarrassment.

Although the system had been declared fixed, it is still unclear whether Maryland residents agree.


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