Annapolis, Md. – Republican gubernatorial candidate Ron George has issued the following statement regarding the O'Malley/Brown administration's decision to abandon the Maryland Health Exchange for a Connecticut model.
“We cannot allow the O'Malley/Brown administration to get away with wiping this scandal under the rug and forget that over $260 million taxpayer dollars were doled out to large corporate special interests in exchange for a broken website. The Maryland Health Exchange never stood a chance because the administration approached the Affordable Care Act as a pile of federal money they could convert into favors for political allies and donors. We have been taken to the cleaners by these vendors.
"I ask the Attorney General to take the primary contractors, including prolific O'Malley/Brown donors Maximus Inc, to court to win back our wasted taxdollars. As a sitting delegate, I call on the Department of Justice to appoint a federal prosecutor to begin investigations into how these vendors contracts were procured and at what stage these vendors knew the exchange was never going to effiectively operate. The citizens of Maryland deserve a full and thorough investigation into the collapse of our state exchange."