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New Speical Enrollment Period

There will be a special enrollment period from March 15 to April 30 for Marylanders who will have to pay the tax penalty this year because they didn’t realize federal law requires everyone to have health insurance will get extra time to enroll in a plan.  Learn more.

2014 Tax Preparation

Tax time may be a little more complicated for those who received financial assistance for their 2014 health insurance.  Here are some useful resources:  Maryland-specific information; background information and tools from HHS; and IRS tax tip sheets .  Find more information on the tax section of our Eligibility and Enrollment page.


2016 Maryland Health Connection Comments

The Maryland Health Benefits Exchange is now taking public comments for the 2016 proposed plan certification standards. 

Stakeholders and the public are invited to send comments to, and all comments are due by 5:00 p.m. on Monday, March 9, 2015.


Second Open Enrollment Period Ends  

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Medicaid Budget

The Coalition will testify before the Health and Human Resources Sub-committee of the House Appropriations Committee on the 2016 Medicaid Budget.  Our focus will be to reverse the proposed cuts that include: (1) a reduction in the eligibility level for pregnant women to gain Medicaid coverage from 250% to 185% of federal poverty (FPL); and (2) elimination of the Family Planning Program.  We think this would be penny wise and pound foolish.

  • Learn more with this fact sheet prepared by the Coalition and Planned Parenthood of Maryland.
  • Sign on to a letter to the Sub-committee Chairs in the House and Senate.  Deadline for signatures is COB on Wednesday, February 25th. Be sure to include in your response the full name (either individual or organization) as it should appear in the letter.

King v. Burwell

A lot is at stake in the King v. Burwell case challenging the payment of subsidies through the federally facilitated marketplaces.   Not only would millions of individuals be affected, but insurance carriers, community health centers, hospitals, insurance carriers, small businesses and many more would be negatively impacted.  Oral arguments will be heard at the Supreme Court on March 4th. 

The Coalition signed an amicus brief submitted by the National Women's Law Center. Learn about other filings.

Join the Coalition at the rally in DC on March 4th. Fill out this form for more details, and let us know that you'll be there!

Want to learn more?

Read what's at stake in King v. Burwell from Families USA.

View an interactive graphic on women at risk of losing affordable health insurance.

Learn the facts through the National Women's Law Center's Fact Sheet on the case.

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Employed White Southerners Most Likely to Lose Coverage in Supreme Court Case 

Five Myths about King v. Burwell


2015 General Assembly

The 2015 General Assembly Session began on January 14th, 2015.  View the current bills we support.


Leni Preston - 2015 Consumer Health Advocate of the Year

The Coalition Chair, received the Families USA 2015 Consumer Health Advocate of the Year Award. Presented each year since 1998 in recognition of those who have made an "outstanding contribution on behalf of our nation's health care consumers." Read her full remarks. Watch the video of the awards reception.

Donate today - Make it possible for the Coalition to continue its record of success.  Every dollar donated will be matched by our generous funder, the Open Society Institute-Baltimore.