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Gansler: Maryland’s health exchange
reminds him of ‘Saturday Night Live’ sketch

Washington Post, by John Wagner

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Posted By:garnet, 12/20/2013 8:34:43 AM

Maryland Attorney General Douglas F. Gansler (D) on Thursday compared the state’s troubled rollout of its online health insurance exchange to “a ‘Saturday Night Live’ skit.” “It’s comical that it’s not working,” Gansler told reporters. “ It’s tragic for folks who don’t have access to health care.”Gansler, a Democratic candidate for governor, has been highly critical of the role played by his rival, Lt. Gov. Anthony G. Brown (D), in overseeing the implementation of the federal health care law in Maryland. Brown co-chairs a council that has guided reforms in the state but has said he was not involved in the

      


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Reply 1 - Posted by: steveW, 12/20/2013 9:28:35 AM     (No. 9661470)

President Choom turns laws into unicorns. It´s wonderful and beautiful, and the GOP has no intention whatsoever of making him stop.

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Reply 2 - Posted by: SaguaroJack, 12/20/2013 10:44:17 AM     (No. 9661623)

Gansler better watch his back.

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