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Media Statement About Extension of Open Enrollment at Maryland Health Connection

Maryland Citizens’ Health Initiative President Vincent DeMarco released the following statement today about the extension of open enrollment at Maryland Health Connection until February 28th:

“Maryland Health Connection and Gov. Larry Hogan have taken a great step by extending the deadline for open enrollment in health insurance until February 28th, giving more people the opportunity to learn about available options and sign up for coverage.

We are thrilled that so many people have already enrolled in affordable coverage during this year’s open enrollment period, and we urge anyone who lacks insurance to go to marylandhealthconnection.gov, explore options and sign up for coverage before the new deadline.

New federal and state subsidies make coverage extremely affordable, especially for young adults ages 18-34. Thanks to the Maryland General Assembly, and especially lead sponsors Senator Brian Feldman and Delegate Ken Kerr, young people may be able to get health coverage for as little as one dollar per month depending on factors like household size and income level.

We also offer special thanks to Howard County Executive Calvin Ball and other local leaders who made it a priority to promote the kickoff of the open enrollment period last fall, and everyone across the state who has helped to spread the word. Together, we will continue to help more and more Marylanders get health insurance and the peace of mind that comes with it.”

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