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Expanded Medicaid to improve care for 81,000 Marylanders

October 10, 2013

Capital News Service October 3, 2013 Kirsten Petersen COLLEGE PARK - Thousands of low-income Maryland adults will gain access to additional health care services when an expansion of Medicaid begins early next year. More than 81,000 Marylanders ages 19 to 64 who earn less than $15,856 per year will now qualify for full Medicaid benefits through the ... Read more »

“Obamacare” Provision Delay Gives Businesses Extra Year to Plan

July 3, 2013

wbaltv.com 8:01 AM EDT Jul 03, 201 Deadline on decision to offer health care or take penalty delayed for year   BALTIMORE —An unexpected delay in part of President Barack Obama’s health care overhaul is a major concession to some businesses, putting off until 2015 the requirement for most companies to provide coverage for workers ... Read more »

Introducing Healthy Howard: a Connector Entity

July 1, 2013

The Maryland Health Benefit Exchange has awarded contracts to organizations that are interested in helping consumers learn about, apply for and enroll in health insurance, including Medicaid, the Maryland Children’s Health Program, and subsidized and non-subsidized qualified health plans. These organizations are called connector entities, and Healthy Howard is one of Maryland’s six connector entities. Healthy ... Read more »

Health reform outreach begins in Maryland and across the country

June 24, 2013

...Miles said, "The hope is, faith leaders will address it from the pulpit and in small groups in their churches and invite in ambassadors who are trained lay people who can share with their congregation what the Affordable Care Act can do for their families."... Read more »

Medicaid expansion good for Maryland

May 10, 2013

Thank you for your recent article on a study of Medicaid the New England Journal of Medicine that addressed the role of Medicaid in promoting mental health and protecting families from financial ruin ("Study: Medicaid has mixed record in improving health," May 2). ... Read more »

Maryland Takes the Lead on Health Reform

March 27, 2013

...Maryland was among the nation's first to move full throttle to implement the Affordable Care Act. The decision puts the state well out ahead in expanding access to some 300,000 people who will qualify for free or subsidized health insurance as of 2014, according to Suzanne Schlattman, Deputy Director for Development and Community Outreach, Maryland Citizens' Health Initiative Education Fund, Inc.... Read more »

Maryland will vigorously enroll the uninsured, starting October

Select coverage from the “Health Care Reform and Your Community" Ethnic Media Roundtable... Read more »

MD Advocates should now focus on health care

February 4, 2013

It is important for those advocates who were engaged in the successful campaign for marriage equality to now turn their attention and efforts to make sure that Maryland’s implementation of the Affordable Care Act goes as far as it possibly can to guarantee meaningful access to quality, affordable health care for LGBT Marylanders.... Read more »

Taxing cigarettes saves lives

November 26, 2012

Editorial board's view: Perhaps the single most effective public health intervention Maryland could take would be to increase the cigarette tax... Read more »

Tax the smokers again

November 19, 2012

The proposal is sure to face stiff opposition from tobacco companies. It's also sure to cut smoking rates even farther and to save more lives.... Read more »