Business, Health, Politics

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 …


Business, Education, Events, Family, Health, Politics

Gov. Hogan encourages full participation from all Marylanders with less than 30 days until 2020 Census deadline [VIDEO]

ANNAPOLIS, MD—Governor Larry Hogan on Thursday announced that Maryland remains in the top 10 in the United States for the 2020 Census, and continues to encourage all Marylanders to complete their form at 2020Census.gov. With the deadline less than 30 days away, the governor is urging all Marylanders to complete their Census form and be counted. Maryland now has a …


Gov. Hogan directs MDH to offer appointment-free COVID-19 testing, allow testing without symptoms

ANNAPOLIS, MD–Governor Larry Hogan on Tuesday announced that the state has reached a critical milestone, surpassing 200,000 COVID-19 tests and completing testing of 3.5 percent of the state’s population. The state now has the capacity and supplies to offer testing to Marylanders who may have been exposed to the disease, even if they do not have symptoms. With this progress, …

Medstar Health to pay $35 million to resolve kickback allegations

Baltimore, MD – MedStar Health Inc. in Columbia, Md., MedStar Union Memorial Hospital, and MedStar Franklin Square Medical Center, both in Baltimore, have agreed to pay $35 million to settle allegations under the False Claims Act that it paid kickbacks to MidAtlantic Cardiovascular Associates, a cardiology group based in Pikesville, in exchange for referrals, through a series of professional services …

Governor Hogan announces health insurance premium rate decreases

Governor Larry Hogan on Friday announced approval of an average 13.2 percent premium rate decrease for individual health insurance plans with an effective date of January 1, 2019. These rates reflect the impact of Maryland’s 1332 State Innovation Waiver, which creates a State Reinsurance Program to help stabilize Maryland’s individual health insurance market and prevent previously-predicted massive rate hikes. “Rather than …

Governor Hogan signs landmark health care legislation

Governor Larry Hogan, joined by Senate President Thomas V. “Mike” Miller and Speaker of the House Mike Busch, on Thursday signed landmark legislation to stabilize Maryland’s health care insurance market and prevent rates from soaring. “This problem should have been solved in Washington, but nothing has been done. Our team has been working on potential solutions for more than a …