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INDIVIDUAL HEALTHCARE MANDATE BEING CONSIDERED IN MARYLAND

December 7, 2017

The ACA Times  December 7, 2017 Robert Sheen While Republicans in Congress will be discussing whether to repeal the Affordable Care Act’s individual mandate in final tax reform legislation, the state of Maryland is considering implementing its own healthcare mandate for its state residents. Senate Republicans added repeal of the ACA’s individual mandate to the Senate’s […]... Read more »

Media Advisory

December 5, 2017

Press conference at 11am Tuesday, Dec. 5 at the Annapolis office of MedChi, to announce a series of "Last Chance" events to help Marylanders enroll in health insurance during the weekend of Dec. 8-10.... Read more »

Van Hollen, Ruppersberger join citizens to discuss healthcare

November 27, 2017

“This is the fifth of our events across the state to highlight the benefits of Medicaid for Marylanders, “president of the advocacy group Maryland Citizens’ Health Initiative, Vincent DeMarco said... Read more »

Panel hears of Obamacare successes, perils in Maryland

August 3, 2017

A commission established to explore Maryland’s options to respond to a possible repeal of Obamacare heard an accounting of the program’s accomplishments in the state Tuesday as well as warnings about the effects of President Donald J. Trump’s efforts to dismantle it.... Read more »

Repealing Obamacare is dead. What’s next for Marylanders?

July 31, 2017

Next Tuesday, on August 1. a newly created commission, the Health Insurance Coverage Protection Commission, will meet in Annapolis to discuss the current state of Maryland's health care.... Read more »

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

“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 »

Media event: The Affordable Care Act is Here to Stay

July 28, 2017

Today at Noon at the offices of the Maryland Citizens’ Health Initiative, 2600 St. Paul Street in Baltimore City, we will discuss the importance to Marylanders that the Affordable Care Act is here to stay and talk about next steps in Maryland to achieve our goal of quality, affordable health care for all Marylanders.... Read more »

Senate Swats Down GOP Health Care Bill Hours After Opening Debate

July 27, 2017

InsuranceNewsNet John Fritze July 26, 2017 July 26–Reviving their touch-and-go effort to repeal the Affordable Care Act, Senate Republicans narrowly agreed Tuesday to begin debate on an undefined health care bill that could change how millions of Americans obtain insurance. In a dramatic showdown that required Vice President Mike Pence to break a tie vote […]... Read more »

Statement of Vincent DeMarco, President of the Maryland Citizens’ Health Initiative on the apparent failure of the attempt to repeal the Affordable Care Act

July 18, 2017

We are thrilled that the Republican Congressional leadership’s shameful attempt to repeal the Affordable Care Act is apparently stalled for the foreseeable future. This is good news for the many millions of Americans and hundreds of thousands of Marylanders whose lives have been made immeasurably better by the ACA. We at the Maryland Health Care […]... Read more »

‘I’m scared to death’: Advocates, recipients fear for Medicaid’s future in Maryland

delmarvanow Jeremy Cox July 17, 2017 The symptoms came out of nowhere. Chris Sabas had been accepted at a seminary in Canada to become ordained in the Anglican Church when she began experiencing myriad neurological problems. The numbness, involuntary muscle movement and vertigo were so debilitating that the 43-year-old was forced to abandon her plans and move […]... Read more »