More than $90 million out of $130 million that was set aside for the health care reform has gone towards technology expenses. Gov. O’Malley and Lt. Gov. Anthony Brown were in charge of implementing the reform. However, according to sources, Dr. Joshua Sharfstein, the state’s health secretary showed that the state spent $129.8 million to build and reform the exchange. Yet this exchange is “so flawed” that some officials say, “it would be cheaper to replace than fix.”
Majority of the funds went towards Noridian Healthcare Solutions, which was $72.1 million; $49.9 million was spent developing the exchange.