Health Care Reform: Forums, Health Coverage and More...
- Last Updated: 11.27.13
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Health Insurance Connection Information Hotline: 1-877-223-5201
Having health coverage provides protection and peace of mind if you or your family gets sick or has an accident. Health coverage also provides preventive health care and screenings to help keep you and your family healthy. Beginning in 2014, you may be eligible for Medicaid or a free or low-cost health plan based on your income. See Income Eligibility Chart. Maryland residents are able to go to the Maryland Health Connection to determine their eligibility for Medicaid or private insurance. See the 2014 Premium Rates for the Maryland Health Connection. See the Maryland Health Connection Frequently Asked Questions and Overview.
See Public Forums Video and Slide Presentation!
This fall, the Anne Arundel County Department of Health, in conjunction with the Anne Arundel County Executive’s Office, the County Department of Aging and Disabilities, and the County Department of Social Services, presented free public forums to update County residents and answer questions about health care reform. Representatives from HealthCare Access Maryland (HCAM) attended. HCAM is the Central Region Connector responsible for helping uninsured residents in the County learn about, apply for and enroll in health insurance. The forums provided information on insurance coverage, tax credits and subsidies; available health care services for adults and children; consumer assistance; and important dates. See the video and the slide presentation from the community forums, "Health Care Reform Update" (PDF).
ATTENTION: ANYONE ON MEDICARE
The Maryland Health Connection virtual marketplace is designed to help people who do not have health insurance coverage. If you have health insurance coverage through Medicare, the Maryland Health Connection marketplace will not have any effect on you because Medicare is not part of the state's marketplace. Medicare benefits and security will not change, whether through original Medicare or a Medicare health plan (for example, Medicare Advantage). The annual Medicare open enrollment period (October 15 through December 7) will not change either. Additionally, the Maryland Health Connection does not offer Medicare supplement insurance (Medigap) or Part D drug plans. It is against the law for someone who knows that you have Medicare to sell you a plan from the Maryland Health Connection.
Health Care Reform Video Corner
Health Care Reform Forum - September 4, 2013 - length 60 minutes
The YouToons Get Ready for Obamacare - length 6:53 minutes
Health Care Reform Explained Video - length 9 minutes