2009 Legislative Victories
Foster Kids Act
Provides health care coverage to a high risk group of young people who are aging out of the foster care system and would otherwise lose coverage.
Health Insurance - Limitations on Preexisting Condition Provisions - Individual Health Benefit Plan
Imposes limitations on pre-existing conditions in individual health.
Health Insurance - Out-of-State Association Contracts - Regulations
Imposes disclosure requirements on insurance carriers that offer out-of-state association plans.
Health Insurance - Rescission of Contracts and Certificates - Restrictions
Provides greater restrictions on carriers when rescinding/cancelling health insurance coverage.
Baltimore City - Medical Assistance Programs - Eligibility and Enrollment Information Mailings to Students
Requires Baltimore public schools to disclose information fromthe National School Lunch Program regarding children eligible for Maryland Medical Assistance so that enrollment information can be sentto their families.
Health Insurance - Reform
Prohibits health insurance applications from containing questions about pre-existing conditions.
Consumer Health First served on a Department of Health and Mental Hygiene (DHMH) “Barriers to Enrollment Workgroup” to identify and seek solutions to ensure that all those eligible for public health programs are enrolled.