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Kaiser Permanente announces $13B Baltimore-area expansion

Renderings of Kaiser Permanente's planned medical center in Timonium. (Submitted)

In a push to expand its health care model in the Baltimore region, health insurer Kaiser Permanente plans to spend $13 billion by 2028 as it adds more health care facilities and significantly increases its hiring. The plans, released by ...

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Kaiser to open new medical center in Timonium

Renderings of Kaiser Permanente's planned medical center in Timonium. (Submitted)

Kaiser Permanente announced plans Friday for a major medical center hub in Timonium, its fourth such medical hub in Maryland. The new center, scheduled to open in 2021, will deliver Kaiser’s model of integrated care that gives patients access to ...

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CareFirst sees some members take advantage of less-expensive plans

The Carefirst Building in Owings Mills. (file)

More than 1,600 CareFirst BlueCross BlueShield members on the individual market heeded the insurer’s call to switch plans for 2019, potentially tapping into hundreds of dollars a month in savings. While preparing its rates for 2019, CareFirst realized that thousands ...

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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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Md. benefit exchange approves plan on risk adjustments

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The board of the Maryland Health Benefit Exchange voted Friday on a solution to an issue where the state’s new reinsurance program could cause duplicative payments under the Affordable Care Act’s risk adjustment program. Kaiser Permanente, one of the state’s ...

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Reinsurance stabilizes rates, but Md. leaders now for permanent fixes

Del. Joseline Peña-Melnyk, D-Prince George's and Anne Arundel. (File Photo)

ANNAPOLIS — Maryland’s governor and legislative leaders Wednesday celebrated the federal government’s approval of a reinsurance program, praising the bipartisan manner in which they acted and making good-humored jokes about their age. But they also described the reinsurance proposal as ...

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Md. insurers make case for premium increases before reinsurance

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Maryland’s insurance regulator Monday heard health insurance companies’ cases for raising premiums on the individual market by an average of 30 percent, but those requests could fall if a reinsurance program is approved. Rate increases considered Monday would continue a ...

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