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Franchot notes tax credit with health care reform

July 22, 2013

Small employers that provide health coverage are eligible for the tax credit if they have fewer than 25 full-time equivalent employees for the tax year, pay less than $50,000 in annual wages for the employees and pay at least 50 percent of the employee-only premium cost.... Read more »

MD official urges businesses to take part in program for tax credits in health care reform

July 19, 2013

The Associated Press July 19, 2013 ANNAPOLIS, Md. — The comptroller of Maryland is urging small businesses to take advantage of tax credit they could be eligible for relating to health care reform. Comptroller Peter Franchot is scheduled on Monday to talk about a pilot program to see how well mailings to more than 5,000 […]... Read more »

Franchot: Health insurance tax credits are available now for small businesses

“This is an example of how the Affordable Care Act is helping Maryland businesses right now,” said Health Care for All President Vincent DeMarco. “We are doing everything we can to make sure small businesses know about it.”... Read more »

Obama Delays Health Care Law Provision for Businesses

July 3, 2013

The Baltimore Sun By Noam N. Levey, Tribune Washington Bureau Updated July 2, 2013 — The Obama administration plans to postpone a key requirement of the president’s health law, delaying until 2015 penalties on large employers that don’t offer health coverage. The one-year delay, announced by the Treasury Department late Tuesday in response to complaints […]... Read more »

Maryland will vigorously enroll the uninsured, starting October

March 27, 2013

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 »

Another tax increase proposed for Maryland cigarettes

November 15, 2012

"It's the kind of thing that the public supports, and it will do a lot of good," said Vincent DeMarco, president of Maryland Citizens' Health Initiative.... Read more »

MD Health group proposes another cigarette tax hike

Smokers in Maryland could have to pay more to light up. The health group, Maryland Citizens' Health Initiative based out of Baltimore is proposing a $1 tax hike on cigarette sales. ... Read more »

Radio ad launched to celebrate affirmation of Affordable Care Act

November 8, 2012

“By re-electing President Obama on November 6 the American people reaffirmed the Affordable Care Act,” said Vincent DeMarco, President of the Maryland Health Care For All! Coalition.... Read more »

Maryland remains ahead in implementing health care reforms

November 5, 2012

Maryland is better prepared than most states to implement the reforms, said Vincent DeMarco, president of the Baltimore-based nonprofit Health Care for All.... Read more »