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Here’s what health care advocacy orgs are targeting in the 2019 session

December 19, 2018

One of the top legislative priorities for 2019 among health care advocacy groups is increasing drug affordability and transparency.... Read more »

Statement: The Affordable Care Act Is Still Law of the Land Despite Texas v. Azar Decision to Strike It Down

December 15, 2018

Despite last night's misguided decision in Texas v. Azar, the Affordable Care Act is still the law of the land. Today is the last day of open enrollment.... Read more »

Health Insurance Down Payment Plan: How to make healthcare more affordable for everyone

November 20, 2018

Today we released new data suggesting that the Affordable Care Act makes health care more affordable for ALL Americans!... Read more »

Lawmakers redouble efforts to push health insurance down payment

“I strongly believe that the Health Insurance Down Payment Plan will be good for all Marylanders,” said Peña-Melnyk. ... Read more »

Lawmakers seek to create state mandate to push more Marylanders into health insurance

“This will get a lot more people insured,” DeMarco said.... Read more »

Statement: Open Enrollment Begins November 1—Get Covered!

October 31, 2018

We commend Michele Eberle, Executive Director of the Maryland Health Benefit Exchange, for spreading the word that open enrollment in Maryland will go from November 1st to December 15th.... Read more »

U.S. approves waiver allowing Maryland to lower Obamacare premium costs

August 22, 2018

Vincent DeMarco, president of the Maryland Health Care for All Coalition, said he is “thrilled” that the waiver has been approved. He urged the General Assembly to adopt a state mandate plan... Read more »

Letter to the editor: Achieving affordable health care for Marylanders

August 7, 2018

The Daily Record August 2, 2018 “Md. insurers make case for premium increases before reinsurance” describes Maryland applying to the federal government for a reinsurance program to help stabilize the individual market in the short term. Maryland Citizens’ Health Initiative commends Maryland for taking this important step forward. For long-term stability, Maryland will also need to […]... Read more »

The Trump administration finds yet another way to attack Obamacare

August 3, 2018

Maryland leaders — both Democrats in the General Assembly and Republican Gov. Larry Hogan’s administration — sought to get ahead of this action... Read more »

Consumers call for additional Md. laws aimed at stabilizing ACA health insurance market

"... the Maryland Citizens' Health Initiative, also voiced support for a state-based individual mandate..."... Read more »