From The Washington Informer

By William J. Ford

January 27, 2020


Baltimore Orioles legend Eddie Murray joined state and health care officials to encourage Marylanders to begin signing up for health insurance through state income taxes, kicking off the first such statewide program in the country.

Murray, a baseball Hall of Famer nicknamed “Easy Eddie” for his smooth swing, appears in a radio ad in the Baltimore area promoting the Health Insurance Easy Enrollment program that began Monday. It’s estimated slightly more than 162,000 residents younger than 65 could be eligible for either free or low-cost health insurance.

“It would be an awesome thing to get them out of the house and get things checked out,” Murray said Monday at HealthCare Access Maryland in downtown Baltimore during the kickoff event. “As we get older, maintenance is tough. I hope people take advantage of it.”

Last modified: January 28, 2020