Marylanders covered by Obamacare plans purchased on the individual market are likely to see hefty decreases in their 2019 premiums, thanks to legislation the General Assembly adopted this year. CareFirst BlueCross BlueShield and Kaiser Permanente are seeking to lower rates for HMO plans.
Rep. Elijah Cummings: President Trump, his administration and Republicans in Congress are trying to take America back to a time when insurance companies were allowed to discriminate against people just for getting sick, being a woman or getting older.
Republican Gov. Larry Hogan and leading Maryland Democrats on Wednesday celebrated federal approval of a waiver they say will prevent the state’s Obamacare marketplace from collapse — and save health insurance coverage for about 250,000 state residents.
Top Maryland officials plan to announce Wednesday that the Trump administration has approved a federal waiver would stave off expected increases in health insurance costs for more than 200,000 state residents.
Dr. Peter Beilenson left his mark on the city with aggressive responses to AIDS, the crack epidemic and gun violence against youth. In the county, he found a way to provide health care to families that could not afford it. And that was before the ACA.
Baltimore and three other cities on Thursday filed suit against President Donald Trump's administration, accusing federal officials of “sabotage” in attempting to dismantle the Affordable Care Act, nicknamed “Obamacare.”
State retirees first received news of the state dropping their prescription coverage last month (“Maryland government retirees in an uproar over looming change to prescription drug coverage,” June 20).
Ten years ago, CareFirst BlueCross BlueShield was under siege. Enter Chet Burrell, who restored its credibility and worked to allow it to withstand extraordinary changes in health care policy on the national level, including the passage of the Affordable Care Act.
Maryland's Democratic gubernatorial candidates have many of the same prescriptions for fixing health care, but one big difference, and that's whether the state should move toward a single payer system.
It’s hard to argue with President Trump’s frustration that “nobody knew health care could be so complicated.” He’s right: It is complicated and extremely costly — and most of us do not know what our insurance (if we have it) actually covers until it’s too late. But there are options available.
In 2019, the newly elected Maryland governor and General Assembly need to enact the innovative Health Insurance Down Payment plan. And every gubernatorial candidate should embrace it — by May 18th. That's when we plan to release supporter names.
Many Marylanders would again pay more for monthly health premiums than their mortgages under rate increases requested by insurers for plans to be sold on the state’s health insurance exchange. Requested increases range from 18.5 percent to 91.4 percent.
In an election year, Maryland's Republican governor Democratic-dominated General Assembly made a point of solving complicated and costly problems: passing tax relief, shoring up the state's individual insurance market, responding to Baltimore's record homicide rate and banning bump stocks.
State lawmakers have finalized a bipartisan measure to collect $380 million in taxes from health insurers next year, use the money to help hold down surging premiums for 150,000 Marylanders — and potentially prevent an Obamacare marketplace from altogether collapsing.
Maryland state lawmakers have just a week left to resolve some of the costliest and most controversial problems of the year: shoring up Obamacare, alleviating an expected rise in income taxes, expanding the medical marijuana industry and bolstering school safety.
Fearful that Maryland's individual insurance market could collapse weeks before Election Day, Democrat and Republican leaders have pushed a $380 million tax to shore up Obamacare in Maryland next year.
Let’s be honest. American children are not a national priority. I base this statement on two observations: How we spend our national resources and how we look after the overall well-being of our nation’s children.