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Ruling has little effect on MD, but helps uninsured in PA, WV

June 29, 2015

"Marylanders who receive tax credits or cost-sharing reductions are not in danger of losing those benefits with this ruling," Vincent DeMarco, president of the Maryland Citizens' Health Initiative, said in a news release.... Read more »

Supreme Court upholds Obamacare subsidies

June 26, 2015

"Now that the outcome of King v. Burwell is clear, we must not forget the many thousands of Marylanders who still lack access to quality, affordable health insurance," DeMarco said.... Read more »

Maryland Reacts to Supreme Court upholding Affordable Care Act subsidies

"The rest of America can rest easy that their health care would not be undermined," DeMarco said. ... Read more »

Republican governors are backing tobacco taxes; how about Hogan?

The Republican governors and legislatures of Nevada, Kansas and Louisiana should inspire Republican Gov. Larry Hogan and our Democratic General Assembly to work together to save many lives from tobacco in our state as well enacting a dollar increase in the Maryland tobacco tax in 2016.... Read more »

Hogan must fund healthcare

April 17, 2015

The General Assembly has done its job. But now Governor Hogan must act to keep Maryland's health care progress going. We strongly urge the governor to use the funds allocated by the General Assembly for critical health care programs.... Read more »

Letter to the Editor, Baltimore Sun

March 30, 2015

Baltimore Sun March 30, 2015 Deep in The Sun’s article about the Maryland Health Benefit Exchange’s use of federal money (“Health signup billing faulted,” March 27), is the terrific fact that the uninsured rate in Maryland has dropped from 12.9 percent to 7.3 percent thanks to the Affordable Care Act. This means that hundreds of […]... Read more »

Maryland Senate passes 2016 budget

The Maryland Health Care for All! Coalition also released a statement, saying the budget continues the health care progress Maryland has made. ... Read more »

City’s top health official advocates for cigarette tax hike

February 27, 2015

  WBAL NBC February 25, 2015 By Jennifer Franciotti BALTIMORE —Baltimore City’s health commissioner traveled this week to Annapolis to ask lawmakers to raise the state’s cigarette tax, saying just $1 more per pack will save lives. Lawmakers are considering a proposal to raise the current $2-per-pack tax by $1. Baltimore City Health Commissioner Dr. Leana […]... Read more »

MD’s cigarette tax is saving lives

January 5, 2015

If Mr. Hogan intends to cut taxes, as he has promised, the tobacco tax is one he’d be well advised to leave intact.... Read more »

Local Baseball Player to be in ad for health care

December 8, 2014

By Associated Press December 4 FREDERICK, Md. — A player for the Frederick Keys baseball team will be featured in a radio ad to urge Maryland residents to enroll in health insurance under the Affordable Care Act.Maryland Health Care for All and the Frederick Keys are announcing the ad campaign on Thursday at the Keys’ […]... Read more »