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Governor Hogan announces third consecutive year of lower individual health insurance premiums

ANNAPOLIS, MD—Governor Larry Hogan on Tuesday announced that Maryland Insurance Commissioner Kathleen A. Birrane has approved an average 11.9% premium rate decrease for individual health insurance plans with an effective date of January 1, 2021. This means that for the third consecutive year, all individual insurance rates in Maryland under the Affordable Care Act (ACA) will see significant decreases. Individual …


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Maryland awarded federal innovation funds to address impact of opioid crisis on maternal, child health

BALTIMORE, MD—The Maryland Department of Health has launched the Maternal Opioid Misuse (MOM) model this month, using funds from the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS). The MOM initiative focuses on improving care for pregnant and postpartum Medicaid participants who are diagnosed with opioid use disorder (OUD). “The Maryland Department of Health remains committed to ending the opioid crisis, …