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Expanded Medicaid to improve care for 81,000 Marylanders

October 10, 2013

Capital News Service October 3, 2013 Kirsten Petersen COLLEGE PARK - Thousands of low-income Maryland adults will gain access to additional health care services when an expansion of Medicaid begins early next year. More than 81,000 Marylanders ages 19 to 64 who earn less than $15,856 per year will now qualify for full Medicaid benefits through the ... Read more »

Franchot notes tax credit with health care reform

July 22, 2013

Small employers that provide health coverage are eligible for the tax credit if they have fewer than 25 full-time equivalent employees for the tax year, pay less than $50,000 in annual wages for the employees and pay at least 50 percent of the employee-only premium cost.... 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 »

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 »

Health Reform Summit for Faith Leaders

April 23, 2013

May 14th 8:30-10:30AM We know faith leaders are likely to field alot of questions about new health insurance options when changes in federal health reform go into effect later this year and early next. We want to help prepare faith leaders, parish nurses, ministry groups and others to answer those questions. Please join us for this free event!... 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 will vigorously enroll the uninsured, starting October

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

Media Roundtable on the Affordable Care Act

March 8, 2013

Thursday  March 14, 2013 11:00AM 5900 Metro Drive Seton Business Park Baltimore, MD 21215  Those who are most likely to benefit from new health insurance options in the Affordable Care Act are least likely to know about them. Health Care for All! has joined with Advocates for Children and  Youth, the Maryland Health Connection and ... Read more »