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Md. lawmakers to weigh mandate, drug prices in 2019 (access required)

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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Reinsurance stabilizes rates, but Md. leaders now for permanent fixes (access required)

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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Maryland receives approval for reinsurance program (access required)

The federal government has approved Maryland’s application to set up a reinsurance program aimed at reducing the cost of health insurance on the individual market, state Sen. Thomas M. “Mac” Middleton said. Maryland Gov. Larry Hogan will likely announce the approval ...

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Kaiser worried about planned Md. reinsurance proposal (access required)

Maryland wants a reinsurance program to stabilize the individual market and lower premiums, but one of the exchange’s two remaining insurers fears the state’s application could further destabilize the market, forcing it to raise rates next year and to reconsider ...

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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. health exchange board begins reinsurance application process (access required)

The board of trustees of the Maryland Health Benefit Exchange has approved parameters for an application for a reinsurance waiver from the federal government, opening the door to lowering rates for the 2019 plan year on the individual health exchange. The ...

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