April 29 2021
“Below is an edited excerpt of an interview (Vincent) DeMarco did with MarylandReporter.com on Thursday. DeMarco, who is one of the most well-known health care lobbyists in Annapolis, discussed Biden’s health care and prescription drugs proposals and reflected on similar-themed legislation that the Maryland General Assembly passed during the 2021 legislative session.
Why is Biden’s proposal so significant?
DeMarco: The American Rescue Plan was great in expanding subsidies to people and in making more people eligible for the ACA. But it is only for two years. And what the president said last night is that those changes should be made permanent. This is a game-changer. This is a big-big plus for the Affordable Care Act and for millions of Americans who not yet benefited from the ACA, which has expanded health care to 2o million Americans and 400,000 Marylanders.