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Hogan must fund healthcare

April 17, 2015

The General Assembly has done its job. But now Governor Hogan must act to keep Maryland's health care progress going. We strongly urge the governor to use the funds allocated by the General Assembly for critical health care programs.... Read more »

Letter to the Editor, Baltimore Sun

March 30, 2015

Baltimore Sun March 30, 2015 Deep in The Sun’s article about the Maryland Health Benefit Exchange’s use of federal money (“Health signup billing faulted,” March 27), is the terrific fact that the uninsured rate in Maryland has dropped from 12.9 percent to 7.3 percent thanks to the Affordable Care Act. This means that hundreds of […]... Read more »

MD health exchange a home run for consumers

February 5, 2015

Adam Jones has pride in his team and pride in this state. With his help the Orioles are on the upswing, and so too is our ability to ensure high­quality, low­cost health coverage for our fellow Marylanders.... Read more »

Adam Jones premiers health exchange radio ad

February 2, 2015

The Baltimore Sun January 30, 2015 Andrea McDaniels Orioles center fielder Adam Jones has joined the push to sign up Marylanders for health insurance under Obamacare. He recorded a radio ad released Friday at an event with Baltimore Mayor Stephanie Rawlings-Blake, Attorney General Brian Frosh and other public officials. The add encourages people to call […]... Read more »

New radio campaign launches for health exchange

December 8, 2014

The Baltimore Sun By Meredith Cohn December 3, 2014 Health care advocates, health officials and the Frederick Keys, an Orioles minor league team, plan to unveil an advertising campaign Thursday to encourage people to sign up for health coverage through the Maryland health exchange. It is open enrollment on the exchange, created under the Affordable […]... Read more »

Why not give yourself the gift of quality, affordable health care?

December 5, 2014

So, as we scour our stores and Internet deals for that special gift, how about taking a look at another online marketplace — the Maryland Health Connection (marylandhealthconnection.gov). You can compare health plans that work best for you, find a deal that fits your budget, and in lots of cases qualify for subsidies to help you foot the bill.... Read more »

200 General Assembly candidates support cigarette tax hike, advocates say

May 23, 2014

Advocates seeking to increase tax on pack of cigarettes from $2 to $3 The Baltimore Sun May 22, 2014 By Luke Broadwater Advocates backing a $1 tax increase on every pack of cigarettes sold in Maryland say they’ve lined up more than 200 General Assembly candidates to support the hike. The Maryland Citizens’ Health Initiative has […]... 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 »

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 »

Officials promote health insurance tax credits to small businesses

July 23, 2013

Baltimore Sun July 22, 2013 By Lorraine Mirabella State and local officials are trying to promote public awareness of a little-known federal tax credit to help small businesses cover some of the costs of providing health insurance to their workers. Maryland Comptroller Peter Franchot launched a campaign Monday to encourage small-business owners in Howard County […]... Read more »