Maryland Fires Health Exchange Contractor

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Feb. 25 (Bloomberg) -- Megan Hughes reports on the firing of Maryland's prime IT contractor. She speaks on Bloomberg Television's "In The Loop." (Source: Bloomberg)

The maryland health connection, that was the state exchange.

Huge problems as soon as it rolled out in october.

Only four people could sign up.

As of february, fewer than 30,000 have signed up.

State officials but a lot of the blame on the ruby health care solutions.

They outsourced a lot of the work and have been infighting.

There've been paid $65 million as of a brewery tents -- as of february 10. the five-year deal worth 193 point $4 million.

A lot of money has been spent.

State officials in maryland have said that they reserve the right to try to get some of that money back.

We may see some lawsuits.

As for the company, they make the case that there is still a supportive role here and implement hundreds of fixes.

The company qsii optum is now the systems integrator for healthcare.gov.

They were brought in by the state of maryland back in december.

Now they are taking over as the prime contractor.

Also interesting to point out about this company their headquarter, their headquarters is in columbia, maryland.

Our washington correspondent.

The big internet companies are still dealing with the fallout from those nsa surveillance programs.

Google and apple now have some

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