COLUMBIA, Md. (May 25, 2011) – TOMORROW, Lieutenant Governor Anthony G. Brown will be joined by Department of Health and Mental Hygiene Secretary Josh Sharfstein and other state and federal officials at Howard County General Hospital to announce Governor Martin O’Malley’s appointees to Maryland’s health benefit exchange board of directors. The Lt. Governor will also announce the appointee to be Executive Director of the Governor’s Office of Health Care Reform.
As Co-Chair of the Maryland Health Care Reform Coordinating Council and Maryland’s Health Quality and Cost Council, Lt. Governor Brown leads the O’Malley-Brown Administration’s health care portfolio. Under the leadership of Governor O’Malley and Lt. Governor Brown, Maryland has implemented reforms that have already expanded health coverage to over 260,000 Marylanders. This year, the Governor signed into law legislation championed by Lt. Governor Brown to establish a framework for Maryland’s health benefit exchange. According to research by the independent Hilltop Institute, implementing the Affordable Care Act (ACA) will save Maryland an estimated $850 million and cut the number of Marylanders without health insurance in half by 2020.
WHAT: Lt. Governor Brown to Announce Health Benefit Exchange Board Nominees
WHERE: Howard County General Hospital Wellness Center
10710 Charter Drive
Columbia, MD 21044
WHEN: TOMORROW, Thursday, May 26, 2011