February 10, 2023

By Angela Roberts

Excerpt: The open enrollment period closed last month, but Marylanders still will have a chance this tax season to sign up for health insurance for 2023.

Brooke Lierman, U.S. Sen. Chris Van Hollen and other state officials and health care advocates plan to come together Friday morning to encourage uninsured residents to check a box on their state tax return to start the process of signing up for affordable health insurance.

“The problem is a lot of people don’t know that they’re eligible for help, or even that help exists. And some people are put off by the paperwork requirements of enrolling,” said Stan Dorn, director of health policy for Unidos US and a Maryland resident who has long supported Easy Enrollment.

“The Easy Enrollment strategy is incredibly promising as a way to address this,” he added.

Since the state legislature voted to establish the Easy Enrollment program, more than 100,000 Marylanders have checked the box on their tax returns to learn more about their options, and more than 10,000 have signed up for health insurance, according to a news release about the Friday news conference from the Maryland Health Care for All! Coalition.

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