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Republican health plan could threaten Md. hospital system

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The health care bill drafted by U.S. Senate Republicans  could threaten how hospitals in Maryland do business by ending Medicaid expansion and cutting subsidies for the individual insurance market. Under Maryland’s all-payer system, hospitals encourage more primary care services and ...

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Turmoil on Maryland’s health insurance exchange

Carefirst CEO Chet Burrell (File)

One Maryland insurer dropped out of the Maryland individual health insurance market, another projected double-digit enrollment declines and two more refiled to ask for rate increases higher than previously requested as state regulators Wednesday found themselves dealing with dramatic changes ...

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United Healthcare and UM team up on helping high-risk patients

The University of Maryland Quality Care Network and UnitedHealthcare will work together to reduce emergency room visits, manage chronic conditions and get patients to take their medicine, officials announced Thursday. The partnership between the insurer and the provider will launch ...

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Md. insurance regulator hears Evergreen’s case to become for-profit

Peter Beilenson, founder of Evergreen Health Cooperative, says his company is seeing higher enrollment on the state's exchange than last year. (The Daily Record/Maximilian Franz)

Evergreen Health and its investors made their case in a public hearing Wednesday that converting the Affordable Care Act co-op into a for-profit health insurance provider would be in the public interest. Maryland Insurance Commissioner Al Redmer said he expected a ...

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Study: Medicaid gives more in rural Md. access to health insurance

As President Donald Trump and his administration look to repeal the Affordable Care Act and make deep cuts to Medicaid, a new study showed evidence that Medicaid expansion has decreased the number of uninsured in rural areas of the country. ...

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