Consumer > Health Care Reform
Federal Health Care Reform
The Affordable Care Act (ACA), the new federal health reform law, affects health insurance in Maryland. What does this mean to consumers? The ACA provides strong consumer protections, new health benefit options and the information you need to make decisions about your health care. Look for updates on changes in Maryland as they roll out between now and 2014.
Refer to links and information for specific groups, as well as general information for all Maryland residents.
- Maryland Health Connection
- Americans with Disabilities
- Families and Children
- Seniors/Early Retirees
- Small Businesses
- Young Adults
Consumer Survey on Health Reform – What issues concern you the most and how can we help? Your input is appreciated. Responses can be submitted by mail to the attention of Consumer Education and Advocacy by fax at 410-468-3230 or by email.
Find Insurance Options and Information – This user-friendly guide allows consumers to search plans and estimated costs.
Maryland Health Insurance Plan (MHIP)
Allows access to coverage for people who are otherwise unable to obtain it.
Keeping the Health Plan You Have – Information on "Grandfathered" Health Plans from the federal government
Provisions of Health Reform Already in Effect
- Your Health Insurance – What Changed September 23, 2010
- Health Insurance Rate Review Process
Review what Maryland is doing to implement health reform.
- Maryland Health Care Reform
- Maryland Health Care Reform Coordinating Council
Get information and follow the activities of the Governor's Council to coordinate health care reform efforts in Maryland.
- Maryland Health Benefit Exchange
Other Federal Resources
Official U.S. government site managed by the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services
- The White House on Health Reform
- National Association of Insurance Commissioners
- Affordable Care Act Tax Provisions
Information from the IRS on the tax treatment of health coverage for dependents and the Small Business Health Care Tax Credit