Health Care Reform Helpful Links
Please note that the Health Education and Advocacy Unit (HEAU) is not responsible for the availability or content of these external sites, nor does HEAU endorse, warrant or guarantee the products, services or information described or offered at these other Internet sites.
- Maryland Insurance Administration
An independent state agency that regulates Maryland's insurance industry and protects consumers by ensuring that insurance companies and health plans comply with insurance laws.
- Health Care Reform Coordinating Council
An appointed body that advises the administration on policies and procedures to implement enacted and future federal health care reform legislation as efficiently and effectively as possible. The council also identifies challenges to implementing reform, coordinates and receives briefings from state agencies working on health care reform and keeps public and private entities engaged in the implementation process.
- Maryland Health Benefit Exchange
An independent governmental unit that helps Marylanders compare rates, benefits and quality among qualified health plans to help individuals and small employers select an insurance product that best suits their needs. The Exchange will also help qualified employers enroll their employees in small group market plans.
- Henry J. Kaiser Family Foundation Maryland Exchange Facts
A nonprofit foundation that provides free, up-to-date and user-friendly health data for all 50 states on more than 700 health topics
- Maryland Health Insurance Plan (MHIP)
A health insurance program for Maryland residents who have been unable to obtain health insurance from other resources.
- Maryland Medical Assistance (Medicaid)
A health insurance program for low-income Maryland residents and families.
The federal government's official website for the Affordable Care Act.
- The Center for Consumer Information & Insurance Oversight
A federal government agency that oversees implementation of ACA provisions related to private health insurance, ensures compliance with new insurance market rules, such as the Patient's Bill of Rights, helps states review unreasonable rate increases, provides oversight for the state-based health insurance exchanges and administers the Consumer Assistance Program, Pre-Existing Condition Insurance Plan and Early Retiree Reinsurance Program.
- The White House on Health Reform
Other sites of interest
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