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Home Local Maryland Government Announcement Originally published November 20, 2012

STATEMENT FROM LT. GOVERNOR BROWN ON PROPOSED ACA REGULATIONS



STATEMENT FROM LT. GOVERNOR BROWN ON PROPOSED ACA REGULATIONS

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STATEMENT FROM LT. GOVERNOR BROWN ON PROPOSED ACA REGULATIONS


ANNAPOLIS, Md. (November 20, 2012) – Lt. Governor Anthony G. Brown released the following statement today in response to new regulations proposed by the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services to implement parts of the Affordable Care Act:
 
“Since passage of the Affordable Care Act, Maryland has moved aggressively to implement health reform, working hard to create our health benefit exchange and make steady progress in implementing the other consumer protections and benefits of health care reform to be ready for 2014. We want to make the best use possible of the many tools provided by the ACA to ensure that all Maryland individuals, families, and small businesses have access to quality and affordable health care. The U.S. Department of Health and Human Services has been a good partner in providing us assistance and guidance as we move forward, and we particularly appreciate the flexibility it has worked hard to give states.
 
We welcome the further guidance and information in the regulations issued today. With these proposed regulations, HHS continues its extraordinary effort to provide states with the direction, assistance and flexibility they need to continue making progress, and we look forward to studying the details of these regulations closely. We are excited about continuing our work with the Administration and other states in bringing the full benefits of federal health care reform to individuals, families, and small businesses across this country.”