Maryland rejected calls to shut down its bug-ridden state insurance exchange in favor of HealthCare.gov, citing substantial new costs and risks that could arise by switching to the federal system. The state will continue operating its website while enhancing it at least through the initial enrollment period, according to a statement from Gov. Martin O'Malley's office. "The governor and lieutenant governor have decided that during the remaining months of open enrollment, the risks associated with a transition to the federal site would outweigh the benefits," the statement reads.
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