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What Impact Has The Affordable Care Act Had On Maryland Health Care?

Apr 15, 2014

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Welcome back to The Checkup, our weekly series on how health care is changing in Maryland. This is our final segment in the series. For seven months, we’ve dug into the details of the Affordable Care Act. How have specific groups of people have been affected by it? Who has and has not been able to get access to insurance through it? How have different components of the health care system responded to the changes?Today, we’re going to take a step back and ask the question: How does the Affordable Care Act fit into the big picture of Maryland’s health care system? 

With Sheilah Kast to bat around that question is the state’s Health Secretary Joshua Sharfstein. Also joining Sheilah in the studio is Colleen Barry, Associate Professor at the Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health. And, with Sheilah by phone is Peter Beilenson. He’s CEO of Evergreen Health Co-op, one of the insurers on Maryland’s exchange. 

You can find previous episodes of The Checkup here.

Our series ‘The Checkup:  How Health Care Is Changing in Maryland’ is made possible by grants from CareFirst BlueCross BlueShield, the Baltimore Association of Health Underwriters, and HealthCare Access Maryland.