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As Some States Look To Kill Obamacare, Maryland Bill Would Boost Enrollees

While legislators in at least seven states contemplate measures to stop implementation of the health law, Maryland's Senate advanced a bill to provide insurance to those who were unable to enroll in that state’s troubled health exchange website.

The Wall Street Journal: Bills Proposed In Several States Would Nullify Affordable Care Act 
The nullification trend in statehouses seems to be spreading. ... The latest target is the Affordable Care Act. Conservative lawmakers in at least seven states have proposed laws that would prohibit state agencies and officials from helping the federal government implement the federal healthcare law and would authorize the state’s attorney general to sue violators (Gershman, 1/17).

The Associated Press/Washington Post: Md. Senate Advances Bill On Health Exchanges
The Maryland Senate has advanced a measure to provide insurance for people who were unable to enroll in the state’s health exchange website due to computer problems. The Senate voted 36-8 late Monday to adopt a favorable report on the measure. That sets the stage for a vote Tuesday to send the bill to the House (1/20).

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