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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 »

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 »

Just Released: US Census Data Shows Positive Impact of Affordable Care Act Across The Country

September 16, 2015

“We are seeing the lowest percentage of uninsured Americans in generations, and over 600,000 Marylanders alone have gained coverage they and their families so desperately required,” said Vincent DeMarco, President of the Maryland Citizens’ Health Initiative. ... Read more »

Guest blog post: Maryland Medicaid Redeterminations

July 16, 2015

We ALL need to pitch in to make sure our friends and neighbors who are on the Medicaid program follow some easy steps so they don’t fall through the cracks!... Read more »

Supreme Court upholds Obamacare subsidies

June 26, 2015

"Now that the outcome of King v. Burwell is clear, we must not forget the many thousands of Marylanders who still lack access to quality, affordable health insurance," DeMarco said.... Read more »

Maryland Reacts to Supreme Court upholding Affordable Care Act subsidies

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