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The sleeper issue in 2018: Obamacare

March 15, 2018

A health plan 'down payment' is one way states try retooling individual mandate. ... Read more »

Maryland, D.C. consider measures to stabilize state health exchanges

February 23, 2018

Washington Business Journal February 22, 2018 Tina Reed As the federal government continues to challenge the Affordable Care Act, Maryland and District officials are considering state-level rules to protect the affordability and viability of their public health insurance marketplaces. The dual campaigns join those in other states, including California and Connecticut, to draft laws that would preserve […]... Read more »

Maryland ponders ways to stabilize health insurance markets

February 22, 2018

A separate measure that received a hearing would create an individual health care mandate at the state level. ... Read more »

General Assembly weighs bill to require Marylanders to buy health insurance

Vincent DeMarco, president of Maryland Citizens' Health Initiative, praised the idea of using the penalty to help pay for insurance. His group is pushing the bill.... Read more »

Maryland bill would impose individual health insurance mandates

Maryland lawmakers are considering their own version of the Affordable Care Act.... Read more »

Trump’s latest effort to undermine the ACA makes Maryland action all the more crucial

February 21, 2018

Fortunately, Maryland can take matters into its own hands, and health policy experts have proposed an ingenious way to do it.... Read more »

Trump wants taxpayers to spend more on health care for less coverage

February 20, 2018

Think Progress Amanda Gomez Feburary 20, 2018 The Trump administration announced a sizable change to the Affordable Care Act (ACA) Tuesday– winding back Obama-era rules on skimpier health insurance. The administration is proposing to expand access to short-term health plans, which is intended to fill temporary gaps in coverage and provide some consumers with cheaper options because the […]... Read more »

Down payment option proposed to replace individual mandate

January 16, 2018

Maryland Democratic state legislators released the first piece of their plan to combat moves President Donald Trump and congressional Republicans have made over the past year to undermine the Affordable Care Act.... Read more »

Advocates push new state-level insurance mandate

January 10, 2018

The idea came out of a commission the Democrat-dominated legislature created last year to study the effects of changes to the Affordable Care Act.... Read more »

With Obama’s federal mandate disappearing, Md. Democrats push ‘down payment’ plan

Proponents of the plan said they’re hopeful that Gov. Larry Hogan (R) will support it, noting he was one of 10 Republican governors who signed a letter to Congress last year opposing GOP plans to eliminate the federal insurance mandate.... Read more »