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AG reports $2.5M saved in FY19 health care disputes (access required)

The Maryland Office of the Attorney General reported Wednesday that more than 1,900 health care cost dispute cases were closed in fiscal year 2019, saving or recovering nearly $2.5 million for patients. The Health Education and Advocacy Unit (HEAU) within ...

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Employer health plan costs and employee cost sharing both rising (access required)

The cost of employer-sponsored health insurance has continued its steady rise, but there also has been a steady increase in worker cost-sharing, including through greater adaptation of deductibles, the 20th annual Kaiser Family Foundation Employer Health Benefits Survey found. The ...

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Expect sticker shock for Md. individual market premium requests (access required)

Despite the expectation of a reinsurance program for 2019, Maryland’s individual market health insurers will likely file for significant premium increases when their annual rate requests are released next week. The insurers will not consider the state’s pending reinsurance waiver ...

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Md. leaders ask Congress to help stabilize insurance market (access required)

Maryland’s leaders are asking the state’s congressional delegation to help find solutions to stabilize the individual health insurance market. In a letter, Gov. Larry Hogan, Senate President Thomas V. Mike Miller Jr. and House Speaker Michael E. Busch asked Congress ...

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Down payment option proposed to replace individual mandate in Md. (access required)

Maryland Democratic state legislators released the first piece of their plan to combat moves President Donald Trump and congressional Republicans have made over the past year to undermine the Affordable Care Act. Sen. Brian Feldman and Del. Joseline Peña-Melnyk will ...

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