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Health insurance advocates accept Md. session’s small steps

5-1-18 Baltimore,  MD- Beth Sammis, president, Consumer Health First, speaks at a hearing at the Maryland Health Benefit Exchange in May. (Maximilian Franz)

A week after President Donald Trump reasserted his desire to see the Affordable Care Act go away, Maryland lawmakers have passed or are poised to pass legislation designed to protect the landmark health law.  In theory. The reality is that ...

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Mandate, consumer protection provisions stripped from Md. health insurance bills

Vincent DeMarco, a leading advocate for mandating insurance coverage for Maryland residents, says he's happy that the bill that has advanced at least gives people an opportunity to signal their interest in coverage. (File Photo)

Multiple pieces of health care legislation are moving forward in the Maryland House of Delegates, but they have been amended to exclude some of their key elements. Bills originally drafted to put the Affordable Care Act’s consumer protections into state ...

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Md. lawmakers to weigh mandate, drug prices in 2019

10-27-2016 ELKTON, MD- Janet Maldonado, care transition nurse seen there training a patient, Frank Adams, how to use the  Union hospital Telehealth System, which monitors patient health from home and lower re-admission rates.  (The Daily Record/ Maximilian Franz).

Maryland legislators in the 2019 General Assembly session will consider several measures aimed at reducing health care costs and protecting the Affordable Care Act in Maryland, but it appears unlikely they will focus on a long-term plan to stabilize the ...

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Legislators to try for Maryland insurance mandate again next year

Sen. Brian J. Feldman, D-Montgomery and sponsor of a bill establishing how the state would appoint members to a new board that would oversee safety issues on D.C'.s Metro transit system.  (The Daily Record / Bryan P. Sears)

Maryland lawmakers plan to introduce legislation again next year that would create a state-level individual mandate, a potential long-term fix for Maryland’s individual insurance market. Under the proposal, funds raised by the individual mandate, a tax on people without health ...

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Md. to consider health insurance market’s present, future

5-1-18 Baltimore,  MD- Beth Sammis, president, Consumer Health First, speaks at a hearing at the Maryland Health Benefit Exchange in May. (Maximilian Franz)

A busy week is in store for health policy in Maryland as regulators, advocates, consumers and insurers consider the present and future of the state’s individual market. Monday, the Maryland Insurance Administration will hear from insurers and the public as ...

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