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UnitedHealthcare Returns to Md. Marketplace

May 12, 2020

Stan Dorn, Director of the National Center for Coverage Innovation, said UnitedHealthcare’s decision to re-enter Maryland “says great things about the approach the Maryland Exchange has been taking.... Read more »

State Leaders, Former Oriole ‘Easy’ Eddie Murray Highlight Health Insurance Enrollment Option

January 28, 2020

Tax season is officially underway, and this year, there’s a new feature thousands of state taxpayers may find beneficial.... Read more »

Need health insurance? Marylanders can now check a box on their income taxes to begin enrollment | COMMENTARY

Tax-filing season is here. It’s not usually a time to celebrate, but this year, there’s a new feature that thousands of state taxpayers may find beneficial.... Read more »

Maryland Gov. Hogan signs bill to use tax return data to guide residents into health insurance

May 14, 2019

Proponents of the tax return question believe it could help at least 100,000 Marylanders enroll in no-cost or low-cost health insurance.... Read more »

State lawmakers consider using a penalty to coax more Marylanders into buying health insurance

February 13, 2019

Maryland could be “an exciting model” for other states. ... Read more »

Md. Lawmakers Pitch Health-Insurance Down Payment Plan

About 130,000 uninsured Marylanders could receive health insurance in the next two years, said two state lawmakers floating a health care proposal Wednesday in Annapolis.... Read more »

Health care advocates propose bill to create health insurance down payment

A coalition of health care advocates is backing a bill that creates a health insurance down payment plan.... Read more »

State lawmakers consider using a penalty to coax more Marylanders into buying health insurance

A coalition of state lawmakers and health organizations gathered in Annapolis Wednesday to rally support for a bill that would require Maryland residents to have health insurance or face a fine — money that could then be used to help them and others afford coverage on the state’s exchange.... Read more »

Health groups back down-payment insurance plan in Maryland

Several Maryland health groups expressed support Wednesday for a measure that would bring back the individual mandate for health insurance in the state, with what supporters are calling an innovative twist: give the uninsured a choice of either paying a penalty at tax time or making a down payment toward a health insurance plan.... Read more »

ACA mandate gone, but a few states still require coverage

January 1, 2019

Backers argued the mandate was needed to spread risk widely among people both sick and healthy. And they pointed out the ACA had key protections built in for those with lower incomes, including subsidized insurance plans and an expansion of the Medicaid program.... Read more »