IBM pays Maryland $14.8 million in health IT case

StateScoop: IBM will pay $14.8 million to settle a lawsuit over the 2013 launch of the Maryland Health Benefit Exchange, the Department of Justice said Friday.

Maryland contracted IBM in 2011 to develop its health insurance marketplace website and IT software under the provisions of the Affordable Care Act. The website froze immediately upon its launch in October 2013 and was plagued by technological problems for months, stranding thousands of Maryland residents without health insurance.

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