AUGUSTA — Maine lawmakers from the Augusta area will be hosting a forum this week to help residents understand the health care overhaul and discuss problems they may be experiencing.

The forum on Wednesday at the University of Maine Augusta’s Jewett Hall will feature a panel discussion with experts including Ray Hurd, a regional administrator for the Centers for Medicaid and Medicare Services. Representatives from the two insurance companies offering coverage on the exchange, or marketplace, will also be present.

Lawmakers say technical glitches that have plagued the website since enrollment opened Oct. 1 and other issues with the rollout are creating confusion.

The event is being hosted by Republican Sen. Roger Katz, Republican Rep. Matt Pouliot, Republican Rep. Corey Wilson and Democratic Rep. Lori Fowle.


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