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Bipartisanship saved Md.'s Obamacare exchange for now; here's what we need to do next

Bipartisanship saved Md.'s Obamacare exchange for now; here's what we need to do next

Today the Maryland Insurance Administration is holding what must count as a remarkable hearing. Officials will be hearing evidence about whether the two carriers on Maryland’s Affordable Care Act exchange should be allowed to lower their rates for 2019. Just months after CareFirst BlueCross BlueShield and Kaiser Permanente asked for rate increases of 30 percent or more, the insurers say the rates for their health maintenance organizations should instead be reduced by 22.3 percent and 7.8 percent, respectively. This is what happens when members of both parties actually try to solve the problems in our health care system rather than exacerbating them for political...

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