Lt. Gov. Anthony Brown isn’t answering questions about his handling of the Affordable Care Act’s implementation in Maryland.
Brown, who is running for governor and has touted his leadership role in implementing the state’s health exchange website, wasn’t too happy with the line of questioning from WBAL-TV’s Jayne Miller. When the reporter tried to ask him questions about the problems plaguing Maryland’s rollout of the health care program, Brown declined what he described as a "drive through" interview and told her to attend a planned news conference about the issues.
"Join us at the press conference. You’ll see that it is a, it’s a big operation, and that we’re fixing OK?... Right now is not the time to point fingers. It’s the time to fix the problem," Anthony Brown said before ending the interview.
Maryland’s health care exchange website, www.healthconnection.gov, has been plagued with problems while other states, such as Kentucky, have been able to build exchange websites that have garnered national praise.
Brown is currently running for the Democratic Party’s gubernatorial nomination against Attorney General Doug Gansler and Del. Heather Mizeur. Gansler has started to attack Brown’s leadership, and the handling to the Affordable Care Act, popularly known as Obamacare, in Maryland.