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On health care, state lawmakers grapple with uncertainty

August 3, 2017

She also warned that if these issues aren’t resolved, people would likely lose their health insurance.... Read more »

Repealing Obamacare is dead. What’s next for Marylanders?

July 31, 2017

Next Tuesday, on August 1. a newly created commission, the Health Insurance Coverage Protection Commission, will meet in Annapolis to discuss the current state of Maryland's health care.... Read more »

Media event: The Affordable Care Act is Here to Stay

July 28, 2017

Today at Noon at the offices of the Maryland Citizens’ Health Initiative, 2600 St. Paul Street in Baltimore City, we will discuss the importance to Marylanders that the Affordable Care Act is here to stay and talk about next steps in Maryland to achieve our goal of quality, affordable health care for all Marylanders.... Read more »

Statement of Vincent DeMarco, President of the Maryland Citizens’ Health Initiative on the apparent failure of the attempt to repeal the Affordable Care Act

July 18, 2017

We are thrilled that the Republican Congressional leadership’s shameful attempt to repeal the Affordable Care Act is apparently stalled for the foreseeable future. This is good news for the many millions of Americans and hundreds of thousands of Marylanders whose lives have been made immeasurably better by the ACA. We at the Maryland Health Care […]... Read more »

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 »

At Baltimore town hall, defending Medicaid

May 17, 2017

WYPR May 16, 2017 Rachel Braye Several dozen people defended Medicaid and the Affordable Care Act Monday night at a town hall at the Greater Baltimore Urban League. Maryland congressmen Elijah Cummings and John Sarbanes, both Democrats, listened as person after person shared personal health stories. One of these stories came from 63-year-old Dean Dodson. […]... 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 »

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 »

Media Advisory: Maryland achieves huge decline in number of uninsured children

October 28, 2015

“This achievement reflects years of hard work by state leaders and stakeholders” said Matthew Celentano of the Maryland Citizens’ Health Initiative.... Read more »

Maryland Shows Big Reductions in Uninsured Children

Public News Service Andrea Sears October 28, 2015 BALTIMORE – Maryland made a huge reduction in the number of children not covered by health insurance last year. A new study by the Georgetown University Center for Children and Families found that the number of uninsured children declined by a little more than 28 percent in […]... Read more »