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Posts from — February 2019

Md. Lawmakers Pitch Health-Insurance Down Payment Plan

February 13, 2019

About 130,000 uninsured Marylanders could receive health insurance in the next two years, said two state lawmakers floating a health care proposal Wednesday in Annapolis.... Read more »

Health care advocates propose bill to create health insurance down payment

A coalition of health care advocates is backing a bill that creates a health insurance down payment plan.... Read more »

State lawmakers consider using a penalty to coax more Marylanders into buying health insurance

A coalition of state lawmakers and health organizations gathered in Annapolis Wednesday to rally support for a bill that would require Maryland residents to have health insurance or face a fine — money that could then be used to help them and others afford coverage on the state’s exchange.... Read more »

Health groups back down-payment insurance plan in Maryland

Several Maryland health groups expressed support Wednesday for a measure that would bring back the individual mandate for health insurance in the state, with what supporters are calling an innovative twist: give the uninsured a choice of either paying a penalty at tax time or making a down payment toward a health insurance plan.... Read more »

Health groups back down payment insurance plan in Maryland

Health organizations in Maryland are backing a proposal to create an individual health care mandate at the state level.... Read more »

Media Advisory: Advocates win major support for Health Insurance Downpayment Legislation

Major health organizations join the Maryland Health Care For All! Coalition and legislative leaders to announce their support for legislation to establish a Health Insurance Down Payment Plan for Maryland at an Annapolis press conference Feb. 13th.... Read more »

Maryland’s Healthcare for All Proposal

From Fox 45 News By Sean Sullivan February 13, 2019 (VIDEO) Struggling to protect the Affordable Care Act, some states are now proposing legislation to keep the individual mandate by relabeling it as a “healthcare down payment.” Vincent Demarco, from the Maryland Citizens Health Initiative, joins Fox45 to talk about a proposal that will help […]... Read more »

Health Groups Support Measure, Would Mandate Individual Health Insurance

Several Maryland health groups expressed support Wednesday for a measure that would bring back the individual mandate for health insurance in the state.... Read more »

While touting impact of Md. alcohol, tobacco taxes, advocates defer on increases

February 12, 2019

Increases in taxes on alcohol and tobacco in the last decade are driving down teen smoking and drinking and other adverse health effects, a new report finds.... Read more »

Urge Your Legislators To Support SB 759/HB 768 and SB 802/ HB 814

February 11, 2019

Please contact your legislators to support SB 759/HB 768 to create a Prescription Drug Affordability Board and SB 802/ HB 814 to create a Health Insurance Down Payment Plan.... Read more »