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With Obama’s federal mandate disappearing, Md. Democrats push ‘down payment’ plan

January 10, 2018

Proponents of the plan said they’re hopeful that Gov. Larry Hogan (R) will support it, noting he was one of 10 Republican governors who signed a letter to Congress last year opposing GOP plans to eliminate the federal insurance mandate.... Read more »

Maryland lawmakers introduce replacement for Obamacare individual mandate

January 9, 2018

Washington Examiner Kimberly Leonard January 9, 2018 Maryland lawmakers have introduced a plan to replace Obamacare’s individual mandate, the provision gutted by Republicans in Congress last month that obligated people buy health insurance or pay a fine. The proposal in Maryland is being described as a “down payment plan” that would give people the option […]... Read more »

How Hogan can save Obamacare in Maryland

November 30, 2017

It’s good policy and good politics. Governor Hogan, what’s not to like?... Read more »

Maryland’s Eastern Shore, a GOP stronghold, home to thousands who now have insurance thanks to Obamacare

September 5, 2017

"Obamacare sustained us, I guess you could say," Birckhead said. "I don't know what people are going to do if they lose their coverage..."... Read more »

Maryland advocacy group celebrates “Obamacare’s” continuing victory over “Trumpcare”

July 31, 2017

“We pledge to work to make the Affordable Care Act better. One of the ways we are doing that is through the Health Insurance Coverage Protection Commission,” DeMarco said.... Read more »

Overhaul of health law faces criticism from both sides in Maryland

March 8, 2017

Health care advocates and Democratic lawmakers in Maryland called a newly released GOP plan to replace the Affordable Care Act a threat to coverage for more than 400,000 state residents, while top Republicans, including Gov. Larry Hogan, argued that the law must be changed to preserve access to health insurance.... Read more »

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 »

Western Maryland health officials discuss obamacare, now 5 years old

April 24, 2015

The Western Maryland Health System's change from volume-based health care to value-based health care fits well with Obamacare, according to President and CEO Barry P. Ronan.... Read more »

Adam Jones premiers health exchange radio ad

February 2, 2015

The Baltimore Sun January 30, 2015 Andrea McDaniels Orioles center fielder Adam Jones has joined the push to sign up Marylanders for health insurance under Obamacare. He recorded a radio ad released Friday at an event with Baltimore Mayor Stephanie Rawlings-Blake, Attorney General Brian Frosh and other public officials. The add encourages people to call […]... Read more »

Obamacare is working in Maryland

July 23, 2013

Baltimore Sun Letter to the Editor July 22, 2013 Recently President Obama reminded the nation what we in Maryland already know: The Affordable Care Act is already delivering “more choices, better benefits, a check on rising costs and higher quality care.” Just ask Prince George’s County business owner Jamal Lee. Mr. Lee visited the White House to share how the ACA’s tax credits […]... Read more »