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Md., insurers say amended rate-hike plans would have limited impact

Maryland Insurance Commissioner Al Redmer. (File)

Decisions made by the Maryland’s insurers and regulators could prevent most consumers from being significantly affected by President Donald Trump’s decision to stop paying cost-sharing reduction subsidies to insurance companies. CareFirst and Kaiser Permanente have filed amended rate requests with ...

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Democrats criticize Hogan over federal health care proposal

Kathleen Matthews (center) speaks in February with Senate President Thomas V. Mike Miller Jr. (left) and Sen. Thomas M. "Mac" Middleton, D-Charles County and chairman of the Senate Finance Committee (right). (The Daily Record / Bryan P. Sears)

State Democrats Wednesday criticized Gov. Larry Hogan for playing politics and what they said was a lack of leadership in opposing a proposed federal rollback of the Affordable Care Act. Kathleen Matthews, chairwoman of the Maryland Democratic Party, called Hogan ...

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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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Rate hike requests will test future of Md. health insurance exchange

Maryland Insurance Commissioner Al Redmer will have the final say on Maryland’s rates for 2018. (Illustration by Maximilian Franz)

High rate increase requests have left health insurance regulators in Maryland with this challenge: At a time when insurers are pulling out of the individual markets in state after state, how high can you allow them to raise their prices without inflicting ...

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