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201K Marylanders get health insurance through special enrollment – CBS Baltimore

By on August 24, 2021 0

ANNAPOLIS, Maryland (AP) – More than 200,000 Maryland residents have obtained health insurance coverage during a special coronavirus enrollment period.

Maryland Health Connection announced on Tuesday that a total of 201,141 people had signed up since March 2020.

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The special 17-month pandemic response registration has been one of the longest of any state in the country. It was extended several times as the emergency continued and ended on August 15.

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Maryland Health Connection is administered by the Maryland Health Benefit Exchange.

Over 1.3 million Marylanders are currently covered by Maryland Health Connection – about 1.2 million in Medicaid and over 165,000 in private coverage with almost 80% eligible for financial assistance. This is 12% more than before the pandemic.

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The next opportunity for Marylanders to purchase private health insurance through Maryland Health Connection will begin on November 1 for the 2022 coverage year.


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