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930 WFMD: American Rescue Plan Act Lowers Premiums For Those Receiving Coverage From Maryland Health Connection

August 3, 2021

The American Rescue Plan Act provides help for uninsured Marylanders applying for health care through the Maryland Health Connection.... Read more »

Maryland ranks No. 5 among states with the best health care: study

August 2, 2021

Maryland in a bipartisan way has fully implemented the Affordable Care Act.... Read more »

DEMARCO HIGHLIGHTS HEALTH CARE POLICY GOALS FOR THE UPCOMING LEGISLATIVE SESSION

December 9, 2020

MarylandReporter.com spoke with Maryland Citizens’ Health Initiative President Vincent DeMarco this week about his group’s three main policy goals for the upcoming legislative session: making prescription drugs more affordable, protecting and building on the Affordable Care Act, and promoting health equity. ... Read more »

A simple unemployment form change could help struggling Marylanders access affordable health care | COMMENTARY

November 16, 2020

For many people who lack coverage, an affordable — or even free — insurance plan is available. But many people simply don’t know where to begin to find coverage. As a state, we need to take steps to educate the public and make it easier for people who are facing unemployment to enroll in health insurance.... Read more »

Obamacare open enrollment begins amid pandemic, Supreme Court challenge

October 30, 2020

Maryland will open enrollment Sunday for health insurance plans created under the Affordable Care Act amid a rise in coronavirus cases and a looming Supreme Court challenge to the law. Demand is expected to be high as a result of the pandemic, which has infected more than 143,000 Marylanders and put tens of thousands out of work.... Read more »

What Happens in Md. if the Supreme Court Strikes Down the Affordable Care Act?

October 15, 2020

Following the 2017 attempt to kill the Affordable Care Act, the Maryland General Assembly created the Maryland Health Insurance Coverage Protection Commission, "which is set up, basically, in the event the ACA was thrown out by the Congress at the time, [to address] how would Maryland respond," said state Sen. Brian J. Feldman (D-Montgomery).... Read more »

Marylanders with Pre-Existing Conditions will be Protected Regardless of How SCOTUS Rules on Obamacare

October 6, 2020

Even if the U.S. Supreme Court rules that the Affordable Care Act (ACA or Obamacare) is unconstitutional Marylanders with pre-existing health conditions will still be protected under a state law that went into effect on Oct. 1.... Read more »

Op-ed Pandemic exposed weaknesses in health care system

July 7, 2020

This year, the General Assembly took another important health care policy step. The legislature acted aggressively to enshrine key principles of the Affordable Care Act (ACA) in state law — even as some, including the Trump administration, are pushing in court to throw out the entire law.... Read more »

Statement About Governor Hogan’s Actions on Two Major Health Care Bills

May 7, 2020

Maryland Governor Larry Hogan today vetoed a critical health care measure, SB 669/HB 1095, which would establish a dedicated funding source to support the work of the Maryland Prescription Drug Affordability Board. He allowed another measure to go into effect without his signature: SB 872/HB 959, which enshrines key principles of the federal Affordable Care Act into Maryland law, a major step forward for the state.... Read more »

Md. Officials Celebrate ACA, Push Health Care Initiatives

March 27, 2020

When former President Barack Obama signed the Affordable Care Act into legislation 10 years ago on March 23, it was one of the most monumental moments in U.S. history in terms of health care.... Read more »