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State lawmakers consider using a penalty to coax more Marylanders into buying health insurance

February 13, 2019

A coalition of state lawmakers and health organizations gathered in Annapolis Wednesday to rally support for a bill that would require Maryland residents to have health insurance or face a fine — money that could then be used to help them and others afford coverage on the state’s exchange.... Read more »

Health groups back down-payment insurance plan in Maryland

Several Maryland health groups expressed support Wednesday for a measure that would bring back the individual mandate for health insurance in the state, with what supporters are calling an innovative twist: give the uninsured a choice of either paying a penalty at tax time or making a down payment toward a health insurance plan.... Read more »

Health groups back down payment insurance plan in Maryland

Health organizations in Maryland are backing a proposal to create an individual health care mandate at the state level.... Read more »

Media Advisory: Advocates win major support for Health Insurance Downpayment Legislation

Major health organizations join the Maryland Health Care For All! Coalition and legislative leaders to announce their support for legislation to establish a Health Insurance Down Payment Plan for Maryland at an Annapolis press conference Feb. 13th.... Read more »

Health Groups Support Measure, Would Mandate Individual Health Insurance

Several Maryland health groups expressed support Wednesday for a measure that would bring back the individual mandate for health insurance in the state.... Read more »

Ask Your Legislators to Cosponsor the Health Insurance Down Payment Plan!

February 4, 2019

Please contact your legislators and urge them to co-sponsor legislation to be introduced by Senator Brian Feldman and Delegate Joseline Peña-Melnyk to create a Health Insurance Down Payment Plan.... Read more »

The Importance of Affordable Health Care

January 17, 2019

We talked with Comcast Newsmakers about what Maryland can do to promote quality, affordable healthcare this legislative session. Check it out!... Read more »

Poll Shows Strong Support for Rx Drug Measure, Health Care Mandate, Clean Energy

January 15, 2019

A poll being released Wednesday – the kick-off of the 90-day General Assembly session – shows that voters back a measure to hold the line on the cost of prescription drugs; legislation to create a statewide health insurance mandate; and a bill to boost the state’s renewable energy goals.... Read more »

Health Care, Education, Big Issues for Maryland Lawmakers

January 9, 2019

Leading Maryland lawmakers expressed strong support for making prescription drugs more affordable.... Read more »

General Assembly 2019: What needs to happen this year and what can wait

Maryland had great success last year in shoring up its Affordable Care Act insurance exchange, which saw substantial decreases in premiums for 2019 and, consequently, an increase in enrollment at a time when other states experienced sharp drops. But the work isn’t done. ... Read more »