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“Maryland Healthcare For All” Event

May 23, 2018

Vincent DeMarco, with the Maryland Citizen Health Initiative "Maryland Healthcare For All", joins us to talk about a political event happening today. ... Read more »

Democrats running for Maryland governor pledging to support a state individual mandate for health care

The seven major Democrats running for Maryland governor have all signed a pledge to support a plan to shore up Obamacare if they are elected, health care advocates said Wednesday. ... Read more »

Health Insurance Down Payment plan should be the next top priority in Md.

May 10, 2018

That is why in 2019 the newly elected governor and General Assembly need to enact the innovative Health Insurance Down Payment plan, which was introduced in the 2018 session by Sen. Brian Feldman and Del. Joseline Peña-Melnyk.... Read more »

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 »