By working together and bringing a new sense of boldness to governing in Maryland, our new state leaders can proactively take on challenges like reducing health care costs, while seizing opportunities to positioning Maryland as a leader in the years to come.
As Maryland enters the second year of enrollment for subsidized health insurance under the Affordable Care Act, we might ask this question: Is anybody feeling better? I don't mean about the ACA, or Obamacare, though we'll get to that subject in a moment. I mean, has the ACA made anyone healthier?
A small Maryland-based firm that owns nursing homes across the country has experienced explosive growth in recent years, propelled by consolidation among its tenants, changes wrought by health care reform, and increased investor demand for medical properties.
Maryland's health insurance exchange has been tested and is ready for consumers to begin buying policies this Saturday during the first enrollment fair of the season, according to Isabel FitzGerald, the state's information technology secretary brought in to ready the online portal.
The Obama administration has substantially cut estimates of how many people will sign up for insurance coverage in 2015 through the federal health law, projecting millions fewer consumers will use marketplaces created by the Affordable Care Act.
Officials from the Maryland health exchange and their prime contractor have agreed to delay their litigation over the troubled website that frustrated thousands in their attempts to buy health insurance promised under the Affordable Care Act.
The state will stagger enrollment into insurance plans through its health exchange over several days in November as it tries to prevent a repeat of last year's debacle when the problem-plagued website crashed on the first day.