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Posts from — January 2018

Public Forum on Medicaid in Maryland

January 4, 2018

Severna Park Voice January 4, 2018 Date: 01/25/2018 – 01/25/2018 Time: 7:00 pm – 9:00 pm Location: Annapolis Friends Meeting House Address: 351 Dubois Road, Annapolis Website: www.csgannapolis.org/medicaid In cooperation with Congressman John Sarbanes, the Maryland Citizen’s Health Initiative and Climate Stewards of Greater Annapolis present a forum on Medicaid in Maryland. We know that Medicaid matters to you, and […]... Read more »

Poll: Prescription drug pricing legislation has support in Md. swing districts

The Daily Record  Tim Curtis December 28, 2017 A push to expand Maryland’s ability to control prescription drug prices released a poll Thursday that advocates said shows strong support for the effort in swing legislative districts. Voters in the 8th and 38th Districts indicated significant support for measures expected to be introduced in the state […]... Read more »

Howard L. Sollins: Md. hospitals’ community-based strategies

The Daily Record December 26, 2017 Every aspect of care in Maryland’s health care delivery system is influenced by the state Health Services Cost Review Commission’s (HSCRC) unique approach to hospital rate-setting for all payers, including Medicare and Medicaid. Physician services, long-term/post-acute care, health system affiliates that are not at a hospital, and other providers […]... Read more »

Enrollment in Obamacare in Maryland holds steady this year

The Baltimore Sun Meredith Cohn December 23, 2017 Open enrollment for health insurance under the Affordable Care Act came to a close in Maryland of Friday with about the same number of enrollees as last year. About 150,000 Marylanders have signed up for insurance in 2018 under the law known as Obamacare, which provides coverage […]... Read more »

Marylanders Scrutinize Federal Tax Plan After it Passes Congress

WBAL Robert Lang & Tyler Waldman December 21, 2017 While President Donald Trump and other Republicans are claiming victory with the tax reform bill now on the president’s desk, the bill is getting its share of criticism in Maryland. Vinny DeMarco, president of the Maryland Citizens Health Initiative, is calling on state lawmakers to restore […]... Read more »

Open enrollment in Obamacare in Maryland ends today

The Baltimore Sun Meredith Cohn December 22, 2017 Open enrollment for health insurance under the Affordable Care Act came to a close in Maryland on Friday with about the same number of enrollees as last year. About 150,000 Marylanders have signed up for insurance in 2018 under the law known as Obamacare, which provides coverage to those […]... Read more »