The Maryland Senate late Monday approved a bill that would provide insurance benefits to people who were unsuccessful in their attempt to sign up for coverage through the state health benefits exchange website.
The Senate voted 36-8 in a preliminary vote on an amended emergency legislation.
The Senate amendments allow the insurance program to extend benefits beyond March 31 to individuals who continue to be unsuccessful at registering for insurance. The bill would also allow the board to develop the regulations it needs, but it would have to notify the legislature within 15 days of creating them. Another amendment sunsets the bill on June 30, 2015. Continue reading