Almost 2,400 Marylanders have bought insurance in the first 17 days that the state's new health care exchange has been open, according to new data released by the Maryland Health Connection.
The exchange had a bumpy start, with users experiencing delays and technical troubles. And while officials say the troubles are still being addressed, they say the number of people using the site has ramped up. The total number of enrollees has doubled in the last week.
Officials from the exchange, where the uninsured and underinsured can shop for coverage, also reported Friday that there have been more than 261,000 unique visitors to the website and more than 25,100 calls to the call centers.