Affordable Care Act

Md. health insurance 'down payment' improvement over ACA mandate

Md. health insurance 'down payment' improvement over ACA mandate

As Washington politics continues to risk instability for the Affordable Care Act (ACA) and health insurance markets, Maryland policy makers are working in a bipartisan manner in the best interests of the citizens of Maryland. The most recent adjustment being proposed to protect Maryland patients is the creation of a Health Insurance Down Payment Plan, legislation introduced by Del. Joseline Pena-Melnyk and Sen. Brian Feldman.

The Health Insurance Down Payment Plan will help the uninsured and shrink uncompensated care by creating health insurance cost fairness for everyone. Here’s how it would work: At tax time, Marylanders would be asked if they had quality health coverage in the...

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