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Oct 16 2020
What Happens in Md. if the Supreme Court Strikes Down the Affordable Care Act?

By  Hannah Gaskill  - October 15, 2020   In the span of six months, Timothy Reyburn bought a new car, lost his job and his wife was diagnosed with muscular dystrophy. This was in 1994 — the same year that he founded Ticoscen, Inc., his small... Read More >

Oct 07 2020
MARYLANDERS WITH PRE-EXISTING CONDITIONS WILL BE PROTECTED REGARDLESS OF HOW SCOTUS RULES ON OBAMACARE

by Bryan Renbaum | Oct 6, 2020 | General Assembly, News   Even if the U.S. Supreme Court rules that the Affordable Care Act (ACA or Obamacare) is unconstitutional Marylanders with pre-existing health conditions will still be protected under a state law... Read More >

Aug 31 2020
If hospitals want to be better members of society they should be more lenient on low-income people with medical debt | COMMENTARY

Three months have passed since Baltimore-area medical systems issued statements in support of the Black Lives Matters movement in the wake of George Floyd’s murder. MedStar Health called for everyone to share “our individual and collective... Read More >

Jul 09 2020
MARYLAND’S ELECTED OFFICIALS URGE THE STATE’S UNINSURED TO TAKE ADVANTAGE OF EXTENDED OPEN ENROLLMENT PERIOD

Members of Maryland’s congressional delegation teamed up with state lawmakers and local officials on Wednesday to urge Marylanders that do not have health insurance to take advantage of the state’s extended open enrollment period which ends on July 15. Those who are interested in... Read More >

May 12 2020
SEN. FELDMAN: MY OFFICE HAS BEEN SWAMPED WITH COMPLAINTS ABOUT UNEMPLOYMENT WEBSITE

Senate Finance Committee Vice Chair Brian Feldman (D-Montgomery) said handling constituent complaints about the state’s unemployment website has perhaps been the most pressing issue his office has dealt with since the General Assembly’s early adjournment in mid-March. The body... Read More >

May 06 2020
May 2020 Updates and Resources

Updates and Resources Dear Friend:   The coronavirus health pandemic has overwhelmed us in ways we could never have imagined. However, with the onset of spring and the... Read More >

Apr 13 2020
April 2020 Updates and Resources

Dear Friend:   As the global health pandemic stretches into April, it is even more important for us to stay connected and healthy while we comply with the Governor’s stay at home and... Read More >

Mar 27 2020
Vincent DeMarco: Maryland Leads on Health Care

  As Maryland deals with the ravaging effects of the coronavirus, it’s worth recognizing our standing as a leader among the states on health care. For decades, Maryland has been a bipartisan trailblazer in the health care arena under both Democratic and Republic governors, and... Read More >

Feb 28 2020
As Maryland hospitals continue to sue patients, state lawmakers call for ‘guardrails’

Maryland hospitals sued their patients over unpaid bills more than 145,700 times in the 10 years that ended in 2018, leading to wage garnishments, liens and bankruptcies, according to a new report from a coalition of consumer groups and unions. Such lawsuits aren’t new,... Read More >

Feb 24 2020
Bills introduced to protect patients by reforming Maryland’s epidemic of medical debt lawsuits

Annapolis, Md. – In early February, Maryland state legislators, working with registered nurses, community activists, and consumer advocates, introduced bills in both the Senate and House of Delegates to reform current practices of hospitals suing low-income patients for medical bills that... Read More >

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