Affordable Care Act repeal

Jul 7, 2019

‘Health care could be so much better’

      Before Dr. John Chessare took over as president and CEO of Greater Baltimore Medical Center nine years ago, the hospital’s board asked him whether GBMC could remain independent at a time when other hospitals across the state and the country were consolidating. Chessare told them that it could, but it would require […]

Jun 28, 2017

Democrats criticize Hogan over federal health care proposal

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 “the last to lead” among his Republican governor counterparts. “We’ve seen other Republican governors strongly [[...]

Mar 14, 2017

CBO score reaffirms opposition to AHCA in Maryland

Maryland groups that have been opposed to American Health Care Act pointed to the Congressional Budget Office analysis released Monday to support their position. The analysis by the nonpartisan CBO found the Republican-backed health care plan would result in 14 million more Americans without insurance next year. That number increases to 21 million in 2020 […]

Mar 1, 2017

As ACA repeal nears, Maryland’s hospital payment system up in the air

President Donald Trump’s address to a joint session of Congress Tuesday night offered some insights into what his plan to repeal and replace the Affordable Care Act might look like, but an important aspect of any reform that would uniquely affect Maryland was nowhere to be found. Maryland’s entire hospital payment system has derived its authority […]

Feb 22, 2017

Town Hall held in Maryland’s lone Republican’s district

BEL AIR— Constituents of Maryland’s lone Republican in Congress took part in one of several town halls planned to provide information on the future of the Affordable Care Act. About 180 people attended a town hall Tuesday night at Harford Community College. A spokeswoman for Citizens for Health Care says Rep. Andy Harris was invited […]

Jan 26, 2017

More Marylanders enroll in Health Exchange as repeal looms

ANNAPOLIS — Enrollment in the Maryland Health Exchange thus far has been climbing at faster rates than in previous years, while President Donald Trump and the Republican-led Congress have taken their first steps to repeal the Affordable Care Act. As of Monday, more than 465,500 Marylanders had enrolled in the Maryland Health Connection since it […]

Jan 24, 2017

Analyst: Md. could lose $1.4 billion under health care repeal

ANNAPOLIS — A federal repeal of the national health care law could cost Maryland $1.4 billion in the 2018 fiscal year, state budget analysts said Tuesday. Funds issued to Maryland through the Affordable Care Act include $1.2 billion of enhanced federal funding to cover Medicaid, David Romans, fiscal and policy analysis deputy director for the […]

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