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Posted on Dec 13, 2017 (3 days ago)

Carroll County Times

Deadline to sign up for health insurance in Maryland extended
Carroll County Times
Although the federal government did not have a hand in shortening the open enrollment period, Eberle said, it has had a hand in making 2018 a potentially better deal for those individuals who qualify for a tax credit to help purchase a mid-tier, or ...
Maryland health exchange extends deadline to enroll in ObamacareBaltimore Sun
Maryland extends deadline to sign up for health insurance through the state marketplaceFrederick News Post
Open enrollment for Maryland health exchange extended one more weekBaltimore Business Journal

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Posted on Dec 12, 2017 (3 days ago)

Baltimore Sun

Hogan urges Congress to reauthorize health insurance for kids
Baltimore Sun
Gov. Larry Hogan urged congressional leaders Tuesday to reinstate by the end of the year a federal program that provides health insurance for children. “We should all be able to agree that needy kids should never become a political football,” Hogan ...
Gov. Hogan Urges Congress To Restore Children's Health Insurance ProgramCBS Baltimore / WJZ

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Posted on Dec 14, 2017 (2 days ago)

NBCNews.com

Last day for health insurance on battleground Obamacare markets
NBCNews.com
Enerica Rodriguez didn't wait until the last minute. She signed up for health insurance at the end of November, ensuring that she and her husband Marcelino continued the coverage they've been relying on. “We are trying to hold onto that insurance ...
Maryland extends ObamaCare enrollment deadlineThe Hill
Last day to sign up for Obamacare is hereCNNMoney
Obamacare and the forgotten middle classBaltimore Sun
ConsumerReports.org -CNBC -HuffPost
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Posted on Dec 6, 2017 (10 days ago)

Washington Post

Ben Jealous calls for single-payer health care in Maryland
Washington Post
Democratic gubernatorial candidate Ben Jealous wants to establish single-payer healthcare in Maryland, a plan that would make government pay residents' medical care and get rid of the out-of-pocket expenses that residents pay. In a 19-page proposal ...
Maryland gubernatorial candidate Ben Jealous discusses healthcare and minimum wage at UMDThe Diamondback
Ben Jealous releases plan for statewide 'Medicare for all'Baltimore Sun
Ben Jealous: Maryland Needs Medicare-for-AllThe Real News Network

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Posted today (20 hours ago)

Health Insurance Hikes Causing Marylanders To Reconsider Cost
Insurance News Net
The problem is, disproportionally, they are older and sicker. The issue is how do you get the price low enough to encourage healthier, younger folks back into the market." Redmer said CareFirst received a 25 percent increase last year, and when that ...


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Posted yesterday.

My Eastern Shore

Health insurance hikes cause Marylanders to reconsider
My Eastern Shore
EASTON — The health insurance enrollment period ends Friday, Dec. 15, and as the closing date looms, many Marylanders are weighing the pros and cons of opting out of insurance altogether, due to the newly increased rates. Earlier this year, insurance ...

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Posted today (16 hours ago)

Washington Post

Maryland's half-step on sexual harassment isn't enough
Washington Post
For better or worse, the most potent disincentive for would-be harassers and abusers is not discreet inquiries from human resources personnel but the threat of public disgrace. Under Maryland's new system, reports of sexual harassment may be referred ...

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Posted on Dec 14, 2017 (2 days ago)

WBUR

Consumers Hunting For Health Insurance Find High Prices — And Some Great Deals
WBUR
I'm Selena Simmons-Duffin in Frederick, Md. BLAKE FARMER, BYLINE: I'm Blake Farmer in Nashville, Tenn., where people who buy insurance on the federal marketplace were pretty nervous. This year, state regulators approved average rate increases ranging ...

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Posted today (21 hours ago)

The Grio

Healthcare Alert: Obamacare open enrollment ends today
The Grio
The insurance marketplace said this week that over half of people who shop online for health insurance don't know that the open enrollment is ending. In fact, 56 percent of those people had no idea that Friday was the last day they could sign up. A lot ...

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Posted on Nov 21, 2017 (25 days ago)

Baltimore Sun

Md. will protect health care even if US won't
Baltimore Sun
As we watch President Donald Trump and his Republican Congress sabotage Obamacare, many Marylanders have asked “What does this mean for us?” The short answer: We aren't sure. But while the proposals coming out of Washington seem to change every hour ...
Republicans are threatening to repeal the individual mandate. Here's why that's a terrible idea.ThinkProgress
Repealing the Individual Health Insurance Mandate: An Updated Estimate | Congressional Budget OfficeCongressional Budget Office
Alaskan senator supports free choice for health careFairbanks Daily News-Miner
Politico -American Academy of Actuaries
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Posted on Nov 30, 2017 (16 days ago)

Baltimore Sun

How Hogan can save Obamacare in Maryland
Baltimore Sun
The policy fix for Maryland is quite simple. Health care advocates are planning to push for legislation that would create a state-level individual mandate to act as a backstop to the federal one. It would work something like this: Maryland would ...

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Posted on Dec 11, 2017 (4 days ago)

Washington Post

Maryland legislature plans to start tracking harassment complaints
Washington Post
Maryland's legislature is set to start tracking sexual harassment complaints against lawmakers and their staff members, as statehouses across the country confront mounting allegations of sexual misconduct and examine their policies for dealing with ...
Maryland Lawmakers to Update Sex Harassment PolicyU.S. News & World Report

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Posted on Dec 7, 2017 (9 days ago)

The ACA Times (press release) (blog)

Individual Healthcare Mandate Being Considered in Maryland
The ACA Times (press release) (blog)
The savings result from the federal government not having to pay premium tax credits (PTCs) to help low-income individuals and families offset the cost of securing healthcare insurance on government exchanges to comply with the individual mandate. The ...

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Posted on Dec 12, 2017 (4 days ago)

Baltimore Sun

Maryland proposes to track sexual harassment complaints against legislators
Baltimore Sun
Maryland lawmakers last updated the sexual harassment policy for the General Assembly last year. Under those changes, lawmakers specifically clarified that a third-party observer of inappropriate behavior could report it to staff members of one of the ...
Maryland lawmakers to track sexual harassment claims — but not reveal offendersWashington Post
Maryland Lawmakers Update Policy on Sexual HarassmentU.S. News & World Report

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Posted on Nov 21, 2017 (24 days ago)

Health Data Management

University of Maryland to study advanced computing in healthcare
Health Data Management
The University of Maryland's Center for Health Information and Decision Systems is entering a collaborative agreement with a vendor to expand efforts to develop applications of machine learning and neural network solutions. The center will work with ...


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Posted on Dec 7, 2017 (9 days ago)

Afro American

Why Maryland Needs Medicare for All
Afro American
At the same time, more than 350,000 of us lack health insurance and total healthcare spending has increased by more than a trillion dollars in the last decade, choking small businesses and pushing our neighbors into poverty. The current system isn't ...

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Posted on Nov 20, 2017 (25 days ago)

Baltimore Sun

Maryland health exchange names new executive
Baltimore Sun
Michele S. Eberle was named the new executive director of the quasi-public state agency that administers the Maryland health exchange nearly three weeks into the annual open enrollment period for the insurance known as Obamacare. Eberle had been ...
Md. health insurance exchange names new executive directorMaryland Daily Record
Maryland health exchange names new executive directorBaltimore Business Journal

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Posted today (19 hours ago)

Washington Post

How to give Maryland workers sick leave without killing businesses
Washington Post
These flaws include onerous, bureaucratic provisions and mandated procedures so complicated that even the smallest mom-and-pop shops would need a human resources director to navigate them, and small-business owners trying to do the right thing would ...


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Posted today (2 hours ago)

Molina Healthcare (MOH) versus Coventry Health Care (NYSE:CVH) Financial Comparison
The Ledger Gazette
Coventry Health Care, Inc. (Coventry) is a diversified national managed healthcare company based in Bethesda, Maryland. Coventry operates health plans, insurance companies, network rental and workers' compensation services companies. The Company ...

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Posted on Dec 4, 2017 (12 days ago)

CBS Baltimore / WJZ

State Leaders To Help Marylanders Enroll In Health Insurance
CBS Baltimore / WJZ
BALTIMORE (WJZ)– A Coalition of state leaders will be announcing “Last Chance” events to help people in Maryland enroll in health insurance under the Affordable Care Act during the weekend of December 8-10. A press conference will be held Tuesday at 11 ...

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Posted on Dec 5, 2017 (11 days ago)

Hub Acquires Assets of Maryland's Contractor's Services and Surety Services
Insurance Journal
Hub International Limited (Hub), a global insurance brokerage, has acquired the assets of Contractor's Services Inc. (CSI) and Surety Services LLC (SS). Terms of the acquisitions were not disclosed. Headquartered in Timonium, Md., CSI and SS service ...

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Posted today (21 hours ago)

Selective Insurance Group Announces Officer Appointments
Markets Insider
Prior to that, she served as a Senior Personal Lines Marketing Specialist at Zurich Insurance Company. Ms. Petza earned her bachelor's degree in Business Management at Stevenson University in Maryland and holds the Certified Insurance Counselor ...

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Posted on Dec 8, 2017 (8 days ago)

Risk Strategies Company Acquires Maryland's Delmarva Surety
Insurance Journal
Risk Strategies Company, a privately held, national insurance brokerage and risk management firm, has acquired Delmarva Surety in a move that extends its Mid-Atlantic footprint while adding specialized contract surety expertise. Terms of the deal were ...


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Posted on Nov 26, 2017 (19 days ago)

Josh Kurtz (press release) (blog)

Activists to Push for Individual Insurance Mandate in Md.
Josh Kurtz (press release) (blog)
As President Trump and congressional Republicans aim to eliminate the individual insurance mandate contained in the Affordable Care Act, a push is on in Maryland to buttress the federal mandate – or even create a state mandate. Vincent DeMarco, the ...


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