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Maryland will vigorously enroll the uninsured, starting October

March 27, 2013

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 »

Ready, or Not, for Obamacare

August 14, 2012

“We want to be the model,” says Lieutenant Governor Anthony Brown... Read more »

Obamacare isn’t end of the world

July 11, 2012

Now that the U.S. Supreme Court -- under the leadership of conservative Chief Justice John Roberts -- has upheld as constitutional the 2010 federal healthcare reform initiative, perhaps all Americans can focus on understanding and implementing its provisions.... Read more »

With health care act a go, Maryland expects phones to ring

“The exchange bill that passed this year is a national model — it goes beyond creating a minimal exchange and focuses on making health care affordable,” said Vincent DeMarco, president of Health Care For All... Read more »

O’Malley praises court ruling on health care ­

July 3, 2012

While opponents said the state was moving too fast with the legislation before knowing the outcome of the high court's ruling, Brown said Maryland is now ahead of the process to implement the historic overhaul.... Read more »

GREAT PUBLIC HEALTH VICTORIES MARK THE 2012 GENERAL ASSEMBLY SESSIONS

May 17, 2012

Statement by Vincent DeMarco, President, Maryland Health Care For All! Coalition Thanks to the leadership of Governor Martin O’Malley, Lieutenant Governor Anthony Brown, and the Maryland General Assembly, the 2012 General Assembly Sessions made tremendous public health progress. First, the landmark Health Care Exchange legislation will place Maryland at the forefront of states implementing the […]... Read more »