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The importance of signing up

March 19, 2014

Since Oct. 1, the Affordable Care Act has provided full health care coverage to over 230,000 Marylanders who previously had either no health insurance or low quality or unaffordable coverage. This is a tremendous public health success for our state.... Read more »

Work-arounds are used to get consumers health care

November 19, 2013

Beginning Tuesday, radio and TV ads will encourage residents to call 211 and get health coverage under the Affordable Care Act.... Read more »

Maryland regulators slash rates for Obamacare insurance policies

July 31, 2013

“This is really good news for Maryland consumers,” said Vincent DeMarco, president of the Maryland Citizens’ Health Initiative... Read more »

Franchot notes tax credit with health care reform

July 22, 2013

Small employers that provide health coverage are eligible for the tax credit if they have fewer than 25 full-time equivalent employees for the tax year, pay less than $50,000 in annual wages for the employees and pay at least 50 percent of the employee-only premium cost.... Read more »

Franchot: Health insurance tax credits are available now for small businesses

July 19, 2013

“This is an example of how the Affordable Care Act is helping Maryland businesses right now,” said Health Care for All President Vincent DeMarco. “We are doing everything we can to make sure small businesses know about it.”... Read more »

Introducing Healthy Howard: a Connector Entity

July 1, 2013

The Maryland Health Benefit Exchange has awarded contracts to organizations that are interested in helping consumers learn about, apply for and enroll in health insurance, including Medicaid, the Maryland Children’s Health Program, and subsidized and non-subsidized qualified health plans. These organizations are called connector entities, and Healthy Howard is one of Maryland’s six connector entities. Healthy […]... Read more »

Can I get an Amen? Successful strategies for organizing faith leaders

June 28, 2013

This is a guest post that was originally published on Community Catalyst’s Health Policy Hub on June 25, 2013. Faith leaders are often on the front lines serving families in crisis, whether at the side of the hospital bed, emergency shelter or food pantry. Given their roles within communities, faith leaders likely interact with many […]... Read more »

Health reform outreach begins in Maryland and across the country

June 24, 2013

...Miles said, "The hope is, faith leaders will address it from the pulpit and in small groups in their churches and invite in ambassadors who are trained lay people who can share with their congregation what the Affordable Care Act can do for their families."... Read more »

Faith leaders summit on health reform: A success!

May 28, 2013

Thank you to all the 150+ faith leaders from the Baltimore region who attended our forum about health reform. It was a great success!... Read more »

Maryland Health Progress Act Passes Maryland House and Senate

March 27, 2013

Maryland Citizens’ Health Initiative President, Vinny DeMarco comments, “We thank the Administration for continuing to push forward with legislation that will make sure we all have opportunities to provide coverage for our families. We cannot thank the Maryland General Assembly enough for moving forward with this life saving law. We appreciate our legislators in Annapolis for standing with Maryland's children, mothers, and fathers to pass this critical piece of legislation.”... Read more »