2012

2012 Legislative Victories

Maryland Health Benefit Exchange Act of 2012

Requires the Maryland Health Benefit Exchange to make specified qualified dental plans available to specified individuals and employers; requiring the Exchange to establish and implement specified navigator programs on or before January 1, 2014; establishing qualifications for specified navigators; etc.

Read Consumer Health First's proposed amendments.

Read Consumer Health First's testimony.

Read the Urban Institute's ACA Implementation Monitoring and Tracking Site Visit report.

Maryland Health Improvement and Disparities Reduction Act of 2012

Establishes a process to create specified areas as Health Enterprise Zones that can, in the longer term, support the State’s goal of creating health equity. 

Read Consumer Health First's proposed amendments.

Read Consumer Health First's testimony.

Cultural Competency and Health Literacy

Requires the Maryland Office of Minority Health and Health Disparities to work collaboratively with specified universities and colleges of social work, public health, and allied health to develop specified courses; changes the name of the Cultural and Linguistic Health Care Provider Competency Program to be the Cultural and Linguistic Health Care Professional Competency Program; alters the purpose of the Program; etc.

Read our House HGO Committee testimony.