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Md. health insurance ‘down payment’ improvement over ACA mandate

February 20, 2019

Maryland policy makers are working in a bipartisan manner in the best interests of the citizens of Maryland. The most recent adjustment being proposed to protect Maryland patients is the creation of a Health Insurance Down Payment Plan.... Read more »

Md. Lawmakers Pitch Health-Insurance Down Payment Plan

February 13, 2019

About 130,000 uninsured Marylanders could receive health insurance in the next two years, said two state lawmakers floating a health care proposal Wednesday in Annapolis.... Read more »

Health care advocates propose bill to create health insurance down payment

A coalition of health care advocates is backing a bill that creates a health insurance down payment plan.... Read more »

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

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 »

Urge Your Legislators To Support SB 759/HB 768 and SB 802/ HB 814

February 11, 2019

Please contact your legislators to support SB 759/HB 768 to create a Prescription Drug Affordability Board and SB 802/ HB 814 to create a Health Insurance Down Payment Plan.... Read more »

2019 General Assembly Preview:

January 8, 2019

The Maryland General Assembly kicks off its 439th session on Wednesday with the great expectations that accompany every first year of a four-year legislative term. ... Read more »

Pro: Making sure health insurance is affordable for everyone

The Health Insurance Down Payment Plan would allow uninsured Marylanders to purchase insurance, get the care they need and hold down costs for everybody in the insurance marketplace.... Read more »

Md. lawmakers to weigh mandate, drug prices in 2019

December 9, 2018

Maryland legislators in the 2019 General Assembly session will consider several measures aimed at reducing health care costs and protecting the Affordable Care Act in Maryland... Read more »

State legislators call for health insurance down payment plan

November 21, 2018

“When more people enroll in coverage, the costs come down for everyone,” said Peña-Melnyk, D-Prince George’s and Anne Arundel. “More young and healthy people in the individual market means that risk levels are better and premiums are lower. Fewer uninsured means lower uncompensated costs in hospital emergency rooms, which means fewer of those costs get passed on to the rest of us.”... Read more »