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Home Local Maryland Government Announcement Originally published August 12, 2013

ADVISORY/TUES 1PM: CARDIN VISITS PRINCE GEORGE’S COUNTY HEALTHCARE PROVIDERS TO DISCUSS PROGRESS OF AFFORDABLE CARE ACT AND UPCOMING EXCHANGES



For Immediate Release
CONTACT: Sue Walitsky 202-224-4524
August 12, 2013

 

*** MEDIA ADVISORY ***

 

 

CARDIN VISITS PRINCE GEORGE’S COUNTY HEALTHCARE PROVIDERS TO

DISCUSS PROGRESS OF AFFORDABLE CARE ACT AND UPCOMING EXCHANGES

 

Tuesday, August 13 at 1PM, U.S. Senator Ben Cardin and Dimensions Healthcare will host healthcare providers and health partners from across Prince George’s County for a discussion about healthcare reform, implementation of the Affordable Care Act, and the upcoming Maryland Health Exchanges. Participants in the roundtable will be on the front lines of navigating the exchange in the individual market.

 

WHAT:            Update on Maryland Healthcare Exchanges and Implementation of the Affordable Care Act     

 

WHEN:            Tuesday, August 13 at 1:00PM-2:15PM

 

WHERE:           Prince George’s Hospital Center

                                    3001 Hospital Drive, Cheverly, Maryland 20785

 

 

The Maryland Health Connection is expected to enroll 180,000 of our state’s approximately 800,000 uninsured residents through private insurance and 100,000 more through Medicaid within the first year of enrollment. Maryland’s Insurance Commissioner has approved rates for individual health plans to be sold through Maryland Health Connection beginning Oct. 1, 2013, for coverage beginning Jan. 1, 2014.

 

In addition, earlier this year, Senator Cardin joined Secretary of Health and Human Services Secretary Kathleen Sebelius to announce nearly $1.7 million through the Affordable Care Act to support and expand the 16 federally qualified community health centers (FQHCs) in Maryland hire staff and enroll people in affordable health plans.