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Use Alcohol Tax to Correct Health Care Disparities – Reader Commentary

October 7, 2020

Public health works best when it is driven by data and aims to reduce disparities and protect health for everyone to reach their fullest potential.... Read more »

Maryland Leads on Health Care

March 26, 2020

Guest Commentary: Vincent DeMarco "As Maryland deals with the ravaging effects of the coronavirus, it’s worth recognizing our standing as a leader among the states on health care."... Read more »

Statement: The Affordable Care Act Is Still Law of the Land Despite Texas v. Azar Decision to Strike It Down

December 15, 2018

Despite last night's misguided decision in Texas v. Azar, the Affordable Care Act is still the law of the land. Today is the last day of open enrollment.... Read more »

Health Insurance Down Payment Plan: How to make healthcare more affordable for everyone

November 20, 2018

Today we released new data suggesting that the Affordable Care Act makes health care more affordable for ALL Americans!... Read more »

Maryland’s year of health care

April 10, 2018

Health care advocates sought to follow up on last year’s anti-price gouging bill for generic prescription drugs with one that would regulate prices for name-brand drugs...Given the outsized role drugs play in health care costs, we urge the Senate to make it a priority.... Read more »

Open enrollment in Obamacare in Maryland ends today

December 22, 2017

Baltimore Sun/Capitol Gazette Meredith Cohn Dec 22, 2017 With open enrollment under the Affordable Care Act ending in a little over a week, here’s some things to keep in mind. Open enrollment for health insurance under the Affordable Care Act came to a close in Maryland on Friday with about the same number of enrollees as last […]... Read more »

How blue states might save Obamacare’s markets

December 18, 2017

A state-level mandate "has been high on our list ever since the threat began to the Affordable Care Act in Washington," said Vincent DeMarco, president of the Maryland Citizens Health Initiative, a consumer advocacy group.... Read more »

Maryland lawmakers consider state replacements for insurance mandate

December 6, 2017

WYPR Rachel Baye December 6, 2017 If Congress repeals or stops enforcing the individual mandate and Maryland doesn’t change anything about the way its insurance market works, state residents will feel the effects quickly, health care experts warned a state commission Tuesday. “If we don’t act next year, it’s very likely we won’t have an […]... Read more »

Officials Remind Marylanders About Health Care Open Enrollment Deadline

CBS Baltimore Pat Warren December 5, 2017 BALTIMORE (WJZ) — Cold and flu season is a real-time reminder of the importance of health coverage, and the Maryland Health Connection is reminding everyone of an important deadline. December 15 is the last day for open enrollment for affordable health care. With everything that’s been going on […]... Read more »

Maryland officials to discuss signing up for health care

Washington Post Associated Press December 5, 2017 ANNAPOLIS, Md. — Maryland officials calling attention to some events to help people sign up for health care this weekend. Maryland House Speaker Michael Busch, officials with the NAACP and the Maryland Health Benefit Exchange are highlighting a series of “last chance” events to help Marylanders enroll during […]... Read more »