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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 »

Media Advisory

March 23, 2020

Maryland leaders celebrate historic gains in health care coverage through 10 years of the Affordable Care Act... Read more »

Media Statement About General Assembly Approval of Bill to Protect Affordable Care Act Protections in Maryland

March 16, 2020

We salute the Maryland General Assembly for final passage of a bill that will provide major protections to Marylanders’ health insurance by enshrining key parts of the Affordable Care Act into state law. ... Read more »

Media Release on U.S. Supreme Court Decision to Hear Appeal of Affordable Care Act Case

March 2, 2020

The Maryland Citizens’ Health Initiative is pleased that the Supreme Court has decided to hear the appeal of the Texas V. United States case regarding the Affordable Care Act (ACA). ... Read more »

Urban Health Beat

February 19, 2020

Our Stephanie Klapper speaks with Marilyn Harris Davis and Dr. Garry Jennings of Urban Health Beat about the Maryland Easy Enrollment Health Insurance Program, defending and building on the Affordable Care Act in Maryland, and Prescription Drug Affordability.... Read more »

10 Issues for the 2020 General Assembly Session

January 9, 2020

Maryland has a new prescription drug affordability board … however the board must come up with a way to fund its own operations. The bill crafting a funding mechanism was originally expected in 2021, but the head of the panel said Monday he wants it done this year.... Read more »