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CBO score reaffirms opposition to AHCA in Maryland

A healthcare practitioner conducts a blood pressure examination. Health care jobs were the largest growing sub-sector in Maryland in 2015, adding 10,800 jobs. (Centers for Disease Control photo)

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 ...

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‘We’ve got a crisis in Maryland’

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

The Maryland Hospital Association keeps a busy calendar during the legislative session in Annapolis. Carmela Coyle, the association’s president and CEO, said this year the organization would offer recommendations on more than 100 bills. And this year she’s also had ...

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

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

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 ...

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Md. approves hikes in 2017 individual, small-group insurance rates

A healthcare practitioner conducts a blood pressure examination. Health care jobs were the largest growing sub-sector in Maryland in 2015, adding 10,800 jobs. (Centers for Disease Control photo)

Premium rates for carriers selling health insurance plans on Maryland’s individual market are slated to increase again next year, some by an average of more than 30 percent, according to state insurance regulators. Officials say the increases reflect continuing changes ...

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UnitedHealthcare pulling out of Md. health exchange

UnitedHealthcare, the nation’s largest insurer, won’t be selling plans on Maryland’s individual health insurance exchange next year, but officials don’t expect that decision to significantly impact the state’s overall health insurance market. “Any carrier leaving the market is unfavorable,” state ...

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ACA co-ops lose millions in 2015; some expect 2016 profits

Dr. Peter Beilenson, the founder and CEO of Evergreen Health Co-Op. (The Daily Record/Maximilian Franz)

The Affordable Care Act’s health insurance co-ops absorbed deep financial losses last year, and 2016 is shaping up to be a make-or-break year for these nonprofit alternatives to traditional insurers. Officially called Consumer Operated and Oriented Plans, these still-fledgling insurers ...

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