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Posts from — October 2020

Obamacare open enrollment begins amid pandemic, Supreme Court challenge

October 30, 2020

Maryland will open enrollment Sunday for health insurance plans created under the Affordable Care Act amid a rise in coronavirus cases and a looming Supreme Court challenge to the law. Demand is expected to be high as a result of the pandemic, which has infected more than 143,000 Marylanders and put tens of thousands out of work.... Read more »

What Happens in Md. if the Supreme Court Strikes Down the Affordable Care Act?

October 15, 2020

Following the 2017 attempt to kill the Affordable Care Act, the Maryland General Assembly created the Maryland Health Insurance Coverage Protection Commission, "which is set up, basically, in the event the ACA was thrown out by the Congress at the time, [to address] how would Maryland respond," said state Sen. Brian J. Feldman (D-Montgomery).... Read more »

Use Alcohol Tax to Correct Health Care Disparities – Reader Commentary

October 7, 2020

Public health works best when it is driven by data and aims to reduce disparities and protect health for everyone to reach their fullest potential.... Read more »

Marylanders with Pre-Existing Conditions will be Protected Regardless of How SCOTUS Rules on Obamacare

October 6, 2020

Even if the U.S. Supreme Court rules that the Affordable Care Act (ACA or Obamacare) is unconstitutional Marylanders with pre-existing health conditions will still be protected under a state law that went into effect on Oct. 1.... Read more »