Affordable Care Act

Maryland Morning
8:55 am
Tue April 8, 2014

How Will Connecticut's Health Exchange Adapt to Maryland?

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Sheilah Kast talks with Carolyn Quattrocki, Acting Director of Maryland's health exchange, and Kevin Counihan, CEO of Connecticut's exchange.

Maryland's online insurance marketplace, the health exchange is being scrapped in favor of a system created in Connecticut. So, how will Maryland make sure that this around, things are done right? And will it be ready in time for the next open-enrollment period, which starts in November? With Sheilah Kast to answer those questions is Carolyn Quattrocki. She’s Acting Director of the Maryland Health Benefit Exchange. And, with us by phone from Connecticut is Kevin Counihan, CEO of that state’s exchange, Access Health CT.

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Maryland Morning
9:00 am
Mon March 31, 2014

Lt. Gov. Anthony Brown On The Health Insurance Deadline

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Sheilah Kast talks with Lt. Governor Anthony about the deadline tonight to register on the Maryland health exchange.

Thousands have been signing up for health insurance in the last few days ahead of tomorrow's sign-up deadline. Lt. Gov. Anthony Brown, who has been the O'Malley-Brown administration's point man on health-care reform, offered to speak with us about it. Sheilah Kast reached him on his cell phone this morning.

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Maryland Morning
9:00 am
Tue March 11, 2014

The Checkup: How the ACA is Changing Nursing

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Sheilah Kast speaks with Kathy Montgomery and Bonita Wells.

Under the Affordable Care Act, people are more likely to receive care in community health centers and at home than in hospitals, which means new responsibilities for nurses.  As the state does its full sprint to educate the uninsured, we wanted to focus on how some of the most crucial players are adapting: nurses. 

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The Checkup
9:00 am
Tue February 18, 2014

Are Fewer Uninsured People Visiting Maryland's Emergency Rooms?

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About a third of emergency room visits in Maryland could have been handled in a primary care setting. Will the Affordable Care Act change that... and, if so, when?

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NPR Story
3:42 pm
Mon July 29, 2013

Commissioner Slashes Health Insurance Rate Requests

Originally published on Fri September 6, 2013 3:47 pm

Commissioner Slashes Health Insurance Rate Requests

Maryland’s insurance commissioner has approved premium rates for individual health insurance plans to be sold through the state’s new health benefits exchange under the Affordable Care Act. 

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