From Health Affairs Blog

By Stan Dorn

May 13, 2019


The threatened repeal of the Affordable Care Act (ACA), major regulatory changes that affect ACA implementation, and a likely 2020 debate over Medicare for all have understandably captured the health policy community’s attention.  As a result, relatively little discussion has recently focused on a basic problem that loomed quite large in the past: enrolling the eligible uninsured into available coverage…

…It is thus noteworthy that a major innovation to enroll the eligible uninsured is being enacted on a bipartisan basis in Maryland. Today, Governor Larry Hogan (R-MD) is expected to sign into law the Maryland Easy Enrollment Health Insurance Program (MEEHP). Championed by two veteran Democratic legislators (Senator Brian Feldman and Delegate Joseline Peña-Melnyk), the bill passed the State Senate on a unanimous, 46-0 vote and the House of Delegates by a broad bipartisan margin of 123-15.

Last modified: May 13, 2019