Maryland’s Republican governor and Democratic legislature have forged a striking bipartisan proposal to accomplish what their rival factions in Washington have failed to do: stabilize Obamacare.
Given the stakes — 150,000 Marylanders potentially losing health insurance in an election year — lawmakers in the General Assembly worked quickly and quietly to try to avert the crisis by agreeing on a new $380 million tax to stabilize the individual insurance market.
And Republican Gov. Larry Hogan has promised to sign the measure, which has sailed through the Democratic-controlled legislature with no fanfare or public friction.
“We have people paying more for their health...
The sun sets on the U.S. Capitol during the inauguration parade of President Barack Obama along Pennsylvania Avenue in Washington, D.C.