Audit Finds Md. Exchange Failed To Protect Customers’ Personal Information
The state audit also criticized other aspects of the exchange, including how contracts were awarded and a wide range of fiscal issues.
The Washington Post:
Audit: Maryland Health-Insurance Site Failed To Protect Patient Information
The operators of Maryland’s health insurance Web site improperly stored Social Security numbers and other customer information while awarding millions of dollars in contracts without ensuring the money would be spent properly, according to a state audit released Friday. (Nirappil, 10/9)
The Baltimore Sun:
State Audit Criticizes Health Exchange Procurement Practices
A state legislative audit sharply criticized Maryland health exchange officials for a wide range of fiscal failures, including how it awarded contracts to companies building the state's initially troubled online insurance marketplace. The rollout of the Maryland Health Connection in 2013 was one of the worst under President Barack Obama's landmark health care reform initiative. The state ended up cutting ties with the initial contractor and replacing the technology behind the exchange. (McDaniels and Cox, 10/9)