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December 17, 2014

WBAL Fox Baltimore Dec 16, 2014 Maryland’s Health Benefit Exchange has enrolled nearly 106,000 Marylanders for health coverage since November 15. This Thursday is the deadline for citizens to enroll in a health plan to be eligible for federal subsidies and to begin receiving coverage by January 1. Vinny DeMarco, who heads the Maryland Health […]... Read more »

Federal health officials lower expectations for exchanges

November 13, 2014

"It's going to take time to reach people who have not been insured in years or ever..." DeMarco said.... Read more »

Introducing Healthy Howard: a Connector Entity

July 1, 2013

The Maryland Health Benefit Exchange has awarded contracts to organizations that are interested in helping consumers learn about, apply for and enroll in health insurance, including Medicaid, the Maryland Children’s Health Program, and subsidized and non-subsidized qualified health plans. These organizations are called connector entities, and Healthy Howard is one of Maryland’s six connector entities. Healthy […]... 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 »

Maryland Takes the Lead on Health Reform

March 27, 2013

...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 »

Maryland will vigorously enroll the uninsured, starting October

Select coverage from the “Health Care Reform and Your Community" Ethnic Media Roundtable... Read more »

Health advocates want to increase cigarette tax

November 15, 2012

The same group that successfully pushed to double the state's cigarette tax in 2007 wants the General Assembly to add another dollar per pack next session. ... Read more »

Health care reforms must continue

October 3, 2012

While Maryland leads the nation in implementing innovative policies to expand access to care, there is still much work to be done and policy decisions to be made. The ultimate success of the endeavors outlined by Dr. Sharfstein will be in the hands of consumers...... Read more »

If GOP repeals ‘Obamacare’ what happens to patients in Maryland?

September 24, 2012

The state has gained an edge by working on the exchange quickly, said Matthew Celentano, deputy director of the Maryland Citizen’s Health Initiative. ... Read more »

Maryland wins big grant for its insurance marketplace

August 27, 2012

Maryland gets $123 million in federal money to build health insurance exchange Baltimore Sun August 23, 2012 By Meredith Cohn Maryland secured $123 million of federal funding to launch its health insurance exchange, the cornerstone of President Barack Obama’s health care reform, state officials announced Thursday. The money will help build the marketplace, now formally called the Maryland […]... Read more »