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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 »

Medicaid at 50: Healthcare for the most vulnerable

July 7, 2015

“The Medicaid program is doing a tremendous job here to help people,” said Vincent DeMarco, president of the Maryland Health Care for All! Coalition... 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 »

Marylanders Strongly Support Life-Saving Tobacco Tax Increase To Restore Health Care for Pregnant Women

February 19, 2015

Media Advisory February 19, 2015 Today, the Maryland Citizens’ Health Initiative released a new survey by respected pollster Steve Raabe of OpinionWorks showing that Marylanders by 59% to 31% oppose Governor Larry Hogan’s health care cuts for pregnant women.  The survey also shows that 65%  of Marylanders, including 51% of Republicans, support a one dollar […]... Read more »

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 »