ANNAPOLIS – Maryland’s new online health insurance marketplace has been beset with technical difficulties – and that’s just in the English language. For Spanish-speaking residents, the site is inaccessible, one lawmaker complained Wednesday.
Delegate Ana Sol Gutierrez, D-Montgomery, said the Latino community’s access to the information and services offered through Maryland Health Connection is inadequate. The website and full online application are currently only available in English, although printable forms in Spanish can be downloaded through the site.
Rebecca Pearce, executive director of Maryland Health Benefit Exchange — the state agency managing the online marketplace that is part of the federal Affordable Care Act — said she was unable to give an exact date when the Spanish application would go online.