A Democratic staff report prepared at the request of U.S. Rep. Elijah E. Cummings finds that roughly 3.5 million Marylanders face skyrocketing premiums or losing coverage altogether because of pre-existing conditions, age or gender.
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.
The Westminster Police Department is the first Maryland law Enforcement Agency to complete the One Mind Campaign, an initiative aimed at improving the interaction between police and citizens affected by mental illness.
More than three dozen organizations are calling on Maryland's insurance regulator to reject big rate increases proposed by the state's dominant carrier, CareFirst BlueCross BlueShield, for plans sold to individuals on the exchange created by the Affordable Care Act
The decision by the Maryland Insurance Administration leaves some 6,000 people who had bought Evergreen policies for 2016 with one week to choose a new plan or be automatically assigned to another insurer's policy in order to have coverage Jan. 1. Another 3,000 people who bought individual plans directly from Evergreen will also need to pick a new insurer.
With the election of Donald J. Trump, Maryland's health care community is not only worried about the future for the nearly 421,000 people in the state who now have insurance thanks to the Affordable Care Act, but also the state's unique cost-control agreement with Medicare.
State regulators announced they have approved double-digit rate increases for the four companies that sell heath plans on a state exchange, or online marketplace, set up under Affordable Care Act for people who don't get coverage through their employer.