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Maryland Gov. Hogan signs bill to use tax return data to guide residents into health insurance

From The Baltimore Sun

By Pamela Wood

May 13, 2019

EXCERPT

When Marylanders file their state tax returns next year, they’ll face an extra question: Do you have health insurance?

The state will use the answers to guide low-income residents into Medicaid or subsidized health plans — a first-of-its-kind program that health advocates hope to replicate in other states.

The bill that created the “Maryland Easy Enrollment Health Program” was among more than 180 pieces of legislation passed by state lawmakers that Gov. Larry Hogan, a Republican, signed into law during a State House ceremony on Monday.