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Maryland Citizens’ Health Initiative Urges Marylanders to Sign up for Affordable Health Insurance During Open Enrollment

October 31, 2019

Maryland Citizens’ Health Initiative President Vincent DeMarco released the following statement today about the launch of Open Enrollment through the Affordable Care Act, which begins November 1st and runs through December 15th .... Read more »

Volunteers Tapped to Set Policy for Reaching Uninsured

August 16, 2019

Starting next year, Marylander residents who lack health insurance can check a box on their state tax returns indicating they don’t have coverage. The state will then investigate to see if that individual qualifies for federal tax credits that could make private coverage free or very low cost.... Read more »

The Importance of Affordable Health Care

January 17, 2019

We talked with Comcast Newsmakers about what Maryland can do to promote quality, affordable healthcare this legislative session. Check it out!... Read more »

Statement: The Affordable Care Act Is Still Law of the Land Despite Texas v. Azar Decision to Strike It Down

December 15, 2018

Despite last night's misguided decision in Texas v. Azar, the Affordable Care Act is still the law of the land. Today is the last day of open enrollment.... Read more »

Legislators to try for Maryland insurance mandate again next year

November 21, 2018

Maryland lawmakers plan to introduce legislation again next year that would create a state-level individual mandate, a potential long-term fix for Maryland’s individual insurance market. Under the proposal, funds raised by the individual mandate, a tax on people without health insurance, would be used to help people purchase health insurance, reduce premiums and pay for administrative costs.... Read more »

Statement: Open Enrollment Begins November 1—Get Covered!

October 31, 2018

We commend Michele Eberle, Executive Director of the Maryland Health Benefit Exchange, for spreading the word that open enrollment in Maryland will go from November 1st to December 15th.... Read more »

Consumers call for additional Md. laws aimed at stabilizing ACA health insurance market

August 3, 2018

"... the Maryland Citizens' Health Initiative, also voiced support for a state-based individual mandate..."... Read more »

Four public hearings announced for state reinsurance proposal

April 20, 2018

The purpose of the program is to hold down consumer cost and bring greater certainty to Maryland’s individual market for health insurance for 2019 and 2020.... Read more »

Experts say Md.’s new reinsurance initiative a short-term fix

April 5, 2018

“One important question for the legislature to grapple with is, if we in Maryland have a certain amount of money to invest, what’s the smartest way to invest that money?” said Stan Dorn, a senior fellow at health advocacy group Families USA.... Read more »

Open enrollment in Obamacare in Maryland ends today

December 22, 2017

Baltimore Sun/Capitol Gazette Meredith Cohn Dec 22, 2017 With open enrollment under the Affordable Care Act ending in a little over a week, here’s some things to keep in mind. Open enrollment for health insurance under the Affordable Care Act came to a close in Maryland on Friday with about the same number of enrollees as last […]... Read more »