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MD continues to lead on health policy

January 3, 2017

Earlier this week, Maryland finalized and had an important plan approved with the federal government to continue to make progress with our life-saving Medicaid program...... Read more »

Hearing Scheduled in Annapolis

February 1, 2016

Our House Healthy Maryland Initiative Bill, HB 71 sponsored by Delegates Eric Luedtke and Barbara Frush, will be heard before the House Ways and Means Committee at 1pm (or sometime thereafter) on Wednesday, February 17. Would you like to testify in support of this life-saving proposal to reduce tobacco consumption and fund critical public health programs? […]... Read more »

Media Advisory: Maryland achieves huge decline in number of uninsured children

October 28, 2015

“This achievement reflects years of hard work by state leaders and stakeholders” said Matthew Celentano of the Maryland Citizens’ Health Initiative.... Read more »

Maryland Shows Big Reductions in Uninsured Children

Public News Service Andrea Sears October 28, 2015 BALTIMORE – Maryland made a huge reduction in the number of children not covered by health insurance last year. A new study by the Georgetown University Center for Children and Families found that the number of uninsured children declined by a little more than 28 percent in […]... Read more »

Guest blog post: Maryland Medicaid Redeterminations

July 16, 2015

We ALL need to pitch in to make sure our friends and neighbors who are on the Medicaid program follow some easy steps so they don’t fall through the cracks!... Read more »

Medicaid turns 50 mired in controversy

"Cutting reimbursements to doctors at this time of huge influx made no sense," says Matthew Celentano, spokesman for the non-profit Maryland Healthcare for All. "If you can't find a doctor, it's not health care."... Read more »

MD health exchange a home run for consumers

February 5, 2015

Adam Jones has pride in his team and pride in this state. With his help the Orioles are on the upswing, and so too is our ability to ensure high­quality, low­cost health coverage for our fellow Marylanders.... Read more »

Why not give yourself the gift of quality, affordable health care?

December 5, 2014

So, as we scour our stores and Internet deals for that special gift, how about taking a look at another online marketplace — the Maryland Health Connection (marylandhealthconnection.gov). You can compare health plans that work best for you, find a deal that fits your budget, and in lots of cases qualify for subsidies to help you foot the bill.... Read more »

Federal health officials lower expectations for exchanges

November 13, 2014

"It's going to take time to reach people who have not been insured in years or ever..." DeMarco said.... 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 »