Tag Archives: Affordable Care Act

CareFirst CEO says Trump halt of subsidies sabotages health care market

Carefirst CEO Chet Burrell (File)

President Donald Trump’s decision to stop paying cost-sharing reduction subsidies to health insurers participating in the Affordable Care Act’s individual markets added a late element of chaos as the open enrollment period is set to open next month. Maryland’s health ...

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Maryland panel on health care insurance to meet

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ANNAPOLIS — As proposals to change the nation’s health insurance landscape continue to move swiftly, a Maryland commission created to monitor potential changes to the Affordable Care Act is preparing to meet for the first time. The Maryland Health Insurance ...

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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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Difficult health care choices may be on horizon for Md.

Physicians and health workers join House Democrats to speak out on the impact of the Republican health care plan, on Capitol Hill in Washington, Thursday, June 22, 2017. (AP Photo/Andrew Harnik)

Maryland could have to decide between cutting coverage or spending a lot more money to fund health care if the U.S. Senate Republican plan to replace the Affordable Care Act were to become law. The Better Care Reconciliation Act unveiled Thursday would ...

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Republican health plan could threaten Md. hospital system


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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Md. lawmakers tackled range of health issues in 2017 session

Baltimore City Health Commissioner Leana Wen (Adam Bednar/The Daily Record).

Under the shadow of federal efforts to repeal and replace the Affordable Care Act, the General Assembly this session passed several bills that look to insulate Marylanders from changes to the health insurance law and passed packages of bills designed to ...

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Md. health care groups still wary of federal reforms

Carmela Coyle, president of the Maryland Hospital Association. (File)

Republicans might have pulled the American Health Care Act, but stakeholders in Maryland’s health care community remain wary of any future reform efforts that could come out of the Trump administration or Congress. The Maryland Hospital Association and the Maryland ...

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