ANNAPOLIS, Md. - Here are some details about Maryland's health benefit exchange as President Barack Obama's health overhaul takes effect and the first exchange starts operating later this year:
Q: How many people are uninsured in Maryland and how many of those are projected to get insurance under the exchange?
A: Maryland has about 740,000 uninsured residents. The state estimates 150,000 of those individuals are expected to enroll in qualified health plans and 100,000 in Medicaid during the first year.
Q: How many people will be served by the state's decision to expand Medicaid?
A: Maryland estimates that 184,000 state residents will be newly qualified for Medicaid. The state expects about 100,000 of them to enroll in the first year.