Md. advocates back panel to monitor health care changes

Maryland health care advocates on Wednesday highlighted the need for a new state commission to monitor potential changes to the Affordable Care Act.

The Maryland Health Insurance Coverage Protection Act is part of a package of bills that Democrats are backing out of concern for how policies supported by President Donald Trump and the Republican-led Congress could hurt Maryland.

The commission would monitor what Congress may do to affect health care coverage for Maryland residents. It would report to the General Assembly with suggestions about how the state could respond.

Carolyn Quattrocki, a deputy attorney general who once served as head of Maryland’s health care exchange, said the state will need a panel of experts who can act quickly to make adjustments to any changes made by the federal government.

Read the full story at the Washington Post: Md. advocates back panel to monitor health care changes – The Washington Post

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