Server for Md. Health-Care Exchange Taken Down after Gov. O'Malley Declares Site 'Functional for Most Citizens'
Oregon isn’t the only state still having problems with its health-care exchange website; Maryland’s site went down Monday despite a previous declaration from Governor Martin O’Malley (D) that it was finally “functional for most citizens.”
On Saturday, O’Malley said that the website was not “glitch-free” and wasn’t “perfect by any means,” but called it “functional for most users.” He blamed persistent technical problems on a federal hub that the site has to interface with and touted a list of nine “major issues” that had been rectified with the site.
Two days later, however, a server was manually taken down and consumers flooded the exchange’s call center seeking help, according to exchange spokeswoman Dori Henry.