Rockville, Md. – The Affordable Healthcare Program kicked off in Montgomery County Tuesday, and county officials came together to celebrate the event. But, the start of the program was not without some technical difficulties.
The opening of the Maryland Health Exchange online health benefit was delayed by problems with the website. When individuals tried to reach the sign-up page, a pop-up explained that they would have to try back at another time.
The program enrolls uninsured individuals and families into affordable, comprehensive health coverage. Despite the early bugs, supporters were excited that enrollment was underway.
One non-profit helping to get the word out is Interfaith Works, which helps the homeless in Montgomery County. The organization says about 52,000 residents in the county are currently without coverage, and they hope to enroll every single one.
All residents in Montgomery and Prince George’s counties are eligible for the program if they have lived in the U.S. for more than five years, are between the ages of 18 and 64, and do not currently have access to health coverage through an employer.
For more information or to sign up, visit the program website at www.capitalhealthconnection.org.