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Posts from — October 2013

Advocates’ stance: Higher taxes, less smoking

October 30, 2013

The Daily Record October 30, 2013 Bryan Sears The head of a group that spearheaded a $1 increase in the state’s tobacco tax five years ago wants another increase to combat what he called stagnated smoking rates among adults and children. Vincent DeMarco, president of Maryland Citizens Health Initiative, said the increase on cigarettes and […]... Read more »

A penny earned: The SIM process

October 16, 2013

Marylanders know prevention pays off. That’s why our state is among a select group planning smart new ways to reduce health care costs for our sickest residents–getting them the care they need to keep them out of expensive emergency rooms.  Our progressive state leaders know you have their backs when it comes to stepping out […]... Read more »

Expanded Medicaid to improve care for 81,000 Marylanders

October 10, 2013

Capital News Service October 3, 2013 Kirsten Petersen COLLEGE PARK – Thousands of low-income Maryland adults will gain access to additional health care services when an expansion of Medicaid begins early next year. More than 81,000 Marylanders ages 19 to 64 who earn less than $15,856 per year will now qualify for full Medicaid benefits through the […]... Read more »

More letters going to MD small businesses about tax credits

Thanks to Maryland’s Comptroller Peter Franchot, about 5,000 more businesses in Anne Arundel County will be informed about new tax credits to help off-set their health care costs. The Comptroller’s office identified these businesses as potentially eligible for the tax credits based on their number of employees and reported average salary from previous tax filings. […]... Read more »

Have questions about health reform?

October 8, 2013

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