DeLeo: “Disappointed” in health insurance website

CHICOPEE, Mass. (WWLP) – As the state comes up with ways to fix its health insurance website, lawmakers say they’re disappointed with the failed effort.

The state announced a plan Monday that requires purchasing new software while also connecting with the federal health care website.

The state has experienced big problems with its health insurance website that have dramatically slowed Massachusetts’ transition to the federal Affordable Care Act.

House Speaker Robert DeLeo stopped by 22News Thursday. He says he’s disappointed they didn’t catch this earlier and wonders how it’ll impact their bottom line.

DeLeo said, “What I’m concerned about, and the folks involved in the healthcare industry are very concerned about, is what is it going to mean in terms of cost?”

If the state site is not ready by fall, officials will temporarily switch residents over to the federal site.

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