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Media Advisory: Affordable Care Act successes share their stories

April 28, 2014

“Nancy, Tom and Grace represent the over 330,000 Marylanders who have benefited greatly from the success of the Affordable Care Act health care expansion in Maryland,” said Vincent DeMarco... Read more »

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 »

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 »

“Obamacare” Provision Delay Gives Businesses Extra Year to Plan

July 3, 2013

wbaltv.com 8:01 AM EDT Jul 03, 201 Deadline on decision to offer health care or take penalty delayed for year   BALTIMORE —An unexpected delay in part of President Barack Obama’s health care overhaul is a major concession to some businesses, putting off until 2015 the requirement for most companies to provide coverage for workers ... Read more »

Obama Delays Health Care Law Provision for Businesses

The Baltimore Sun By Noam N. Levey, Tribune Washington Bureau Updated July 2, 2013 — The Obama administration plans to postpone a key requirement of the president’s health law, delaying until 2015 penalties on large employers that don’t offer health coverage. The one-year delay, announced by the Treasury Department late Tuesday in response to complaints ... 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 »

Maryland Takes the Lead on Health Reform

...Maryland was among the nation's first to move full throttle to implement the Affordable Care Act. The decision puts the state well out ahead in expanding access to some 300,000 people who will qualify for free or subsidized health insurance as of 2014, according to Suzanne Schlattman, Deputy Director for Development and Community Outreach, Maryland Citizens' Health Initiative Education Fund, Inc.... Read more »