Consumer Health First In The News


11/25/17 - What Happens If Obamacare Individual Mandate is Repealed? - Health Line

10/25/17 - Maryland insurance regulators increase rates to cover Trump subsidy cuts - Baltimore Sun

10/23/17 - Maryland officials consider higher Obamacare rates after federal subsidies cut - Baltimore Sun

10/20/17 - Maryland Insurance Administration to consider insurance rate hikes after Trump cuts Obamacare subsidies - Baltimore Sun

10/16/17Maryland officials, advocates prepare to fight for ACA subsidies in court, Congress - Baltimore Business Journal

10/13/17 - End of Obamacare subsidies creates and uproar - Baltimore Sun

09/05/17Could a ‘Medicaid for All’ Health Plan Actually Work? - Healthline

09/02/17Congress returns to work, with crushing deadlines on debt ceiling, Harvey funding - Baltimore Sun

08/29/17 - Obamacare Premium Costs Set To Jump As State Approves Rates - Baltimore Sun

08/14/2017How the Trump Administration Is Sabotaging Obamacare - Healthline

08/07/17 - What Needs to Be Fixed in Obamacare? - Healthline News

7/17/17Uncertainty in Washington driving up health insurance rates, insurers say - Baltimore Sun

6/22/17 State considers rate increases on exchange - as another insurer drops out - Baltimore Sun

6/21/17Md. regulators hear pleas from consumers over proposed health insurance hikes - Baltimore Business Journal

6/21/17Turmoil on Maryland’s health insurance exchange. Cigna leaves individual market, other carriers file huge rate increase requests. - The Daily Record (paywall)

6/20/17 - Consumer advocacy groups protest CareFirst rate increase proposal - Baltimore Sun

6/08/17 - Guest Commentary: Resisting the Assault on Medicaid in Maryland - Maryland Matters

5/15/17 - Maryland Activists Mobilize on Medicaid - Maryland Matters

5/05/17 - Potential Obamacare rate hikes raise concerns of Marylanders - WTOP

5/05/17 - CareFirst requests rate increases of more than 50 percent - Baltimore Sun

3/18/17 - Experts Worry About Impact of Proposed Obamacare Replacement - Frederick News-Post

3/07/17 - Overhaul of health law faces criticism from both sides in Maryland - Baltimore Sun

2/22/17 - Rep. Harris is a no-show for Affordable Care Act town hall at Harford Community College - Baltimore Sun

1/19/17 - Maryland could lose billions in federal funding if ACA is repealed - Baltimore Sun

12/08/16 - Evergreen removed from individual health insurance market pending approval of its bid to go for-profit - Baltimore Sun

11/09/16 - Trump could change health insurance programs that affect hundreds of thousands of Marylanders - Baltimore Sun

11/01/16 - Evergreen Health plans listed but not for sale on health exchange - Baltimore Sun

10/26/16 - Advocates suggest ways to cut health insurance costs- Baltimore Sun

10/01/16 - Maryland works to bring doctors, nursing homes into Medicare cost control program - Baltimore Sun

9/12/16 - Marylanders face hefty rate increases for Obamacare - Baltimore Sun

7/28/16 - CareFirst ups insurance rate increase request for 2017 - Baltimore Business Journal

7/27/16 - CareFirst revises request, seeks higher rate increase - Baltimore Sun

7/06/16 - Maryland insurers' request for rate increase draws ire from some consumers - Baltimore Business Journal

05/13/16 - Health insurers seek rate increases in Maryland as United Healthcare quits market - Baltimore Sun


3/20/17 - The Risks of Repealing the ACA On the Shore with Jeananne Sciabarra - The Chestertown Spy

3/13/17 - The Local Impact Of The GOP’s Federal Health Care Proposal- Podcast, The Kojo Nnamdi Show on WAMU 88.5FM

3/07/17 - New federal health care legislation would affect those with low-income -WBALTV

2/26/17 - Save The Affordable Care Act - Fox45 TV


8/03/17Maryland must take steps to protect health consumers - Letter to the Editor, Baltimore Sun

6/26/17 - Harris urged to work toward ACA fix - Letter to the Editor, Star Democrat

5/25/17 - Fight to protect health benefits - Letter to the Editor, Baltimore Sun

4/24/17 - Maryland could face medical disaster - Letter to the Editor, Baltimore Sun

3/22/17 - AHCA a costly blow to Maryland health care - Letter to the Editor, Baltimore Sun

8/11/16 - CareFirst's rate request unjustified - Op Ed in Baltimore Sun


8/29/17 - 2018 Health Insurance Rate Release

7/28/17Consumer Health First Calls for Bipartisan Approach to Strengthen Affordable Care Act

7/13/17Latest Republican Healthcare Bill Still a Disaster, Advocates Say

6/20/17Dozens of Organizations Call on State to Reject CareFirst’s Premium Rate Hikes

4/06/17Maryland Takes Steps to Contend with Looming Healthcare Changes

4/03/17Maryland Adopts New Strategy for Possible Medicaid Changes

9/09/16New Approved Health Insurance Rates Will Burden Maryland Consumers