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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 »

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 »

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 »

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 »

Maryland lawmakers set to do what Congress can’t: protect Obamacare with tax on insurers

March 28, 2018

Maryland’s Republican governor and Democratic legislature have forged a striking bipartisan proposal to accomplish what Washington has failed to do: stabilize Obamacare.... Read more »

Maryland’s ingenious plan to fix Obamacare

March 23, 2018

Maryland can show other states how to make the Obamacare system work. It should embrace the opportunity.... Read more »

The sleeper issue in 2018: Obamacare

March 15, 2018

A health plan 'down payment' is one way states try retooling individual mandate. ... Read more »

With Obama’s federal mandate disappearing, Md. Democrats push ‘down payment’ plan

January 10, 2018

Proponents of the plan said they’re hopeful that Gov. Larry Hogan (R) will support it, noting he was one of 10 Republican governors who signed a letter to Congress last year opposing GOP plans to eliminate the federal insurance mandate.... Read more »

Maryland lawmakers introduce replacement for Obamacare individual mandate

January 9, 2018

Washington Examiner Kimberly Leonard January 9, 2018 Maryland lawmakers have introduced a plan to replace Obamacare’s individual mandate, the provision gutted by Republicans in Congress last month that obligated people buy health insurance or pay a fine. The proposal in Maryland is being described as a “down payment plan” that would give people the option […]... Read more »

How Hogan can save Obamacare in Maryland

November 30, 2017

It’s good policy and good politics. Governor Hogan, what’s not to like?... Read more »