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Costs too great in Senate healthcare bill

June 28, 2017

The bottom line is that the costs of the proposal — in both dollars and lives — would simply be too great to bear. Without health insurance or Medicaid, thousands upon thousands of Marylanders will have to cope with their health care needs on their own, including those suffering with drug addiction and mental health challenges.... Read more »

Overhaul of health law faces criticism from both sides in Maryland

March 8, 2017

Health care advocates and Democratic lawmakers in Maryland called a newly released GOP plan to replace the Affordable Care Act a threat to coverage for more than 400,000 state residents, while top Republicans, including Gov. Larry Hogan, argued that the law must be changed to preserve access to health insurance.... Read more »

Bill would prepare Md. for changes to the ACA

March 2, 2017

Maryland Democratic lawmakers are pushing legislation creating a panel to keep tabs on potential changes that Congress and the Trump administration may make to the Affordable Care Act.... Read more »

Md. advocates back panel to monitor health care changes

The commission would monitor what Congress may do to affect health care coverage for Maryland residents. It would report to the General Assembly with suggestions about how the state could respond.... Read more »

Advocates suggest ways to cut health insurance costs

October 28, 2016

"We have to look at the cost drivers of health care," said Del. Susan W. Krebs, a Carroll County Republican, during a hearing on insurance rates... Read more »

Health enrollment up 60 percent as deadline nears

January 22, 2016

"We have made tremendous progress over the last couple of years enrolling hundreds of thousands of Marylanders into the health care they need and now we are going to enroll many, many more," said Vincent DeMarco... Read more »

Maryland Reacts to Supreme Court upholding Affordable Care Act subsidies

June 26, 2015

"The rest of America can rest easy that their health care would not be undermined," DeMarco said. ... Read more »

Western Maryland health officials discuss obamacare, now 5 years old

April 24, 2015

The Western Maryland Health System's change from volume-based health care to value-based health care fits well with Obamacare, according to President and CEO Barry P. Ronan.... Read more »

Hogan must fund healthcare

April 17, 2015

The General Assembly has done its job. But now Governor Hogan must act to keep Maryland's health care progress going. We strongly urge the governor to use the funds allocated by the General Assembly for critical health care programs.... Read more »

Orioles’ Adam Jones backs efforts to enroll Marylanders in health insurance

February 2, 2015

The Afro January 30, 2015 Orioles star Adam Jones is throwing his celebrity behind an effort to get all eligible Marylanders to sign up for health insurance on the Maryland health exchange before the sign-up window closes on Feb. 15. Jones is teaming up with the Maryland Health Care for All! Coalition to release a […]... Read more »