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Thursday, February 7, 2008

Maryland Gets Universal Care Reform Money

The Robert Wood Johnson Foundation has granted Maryland $250,000 per year for three years to support its statewide plan to move toward universal healthcare coverage--a plan that includes a wellness incentive.

The state plan, which I've written about previously, helps subsidize health insurance costs for small businesses, provided the health insurance includes a wellness program.

From a report in today's Washington Business Journal, describing the new plan:

The Maryland General Assembly passed a health care expansion measure as part of its special session in November. The package creates a $20 million subsidy for small businesses as an incentive to offer health care coverage for employees. To be eligible for the subsidy, small businesses are required to institute a wellness program.

Health care industry leaders hailed passage of the reform bill, which could insure about 100,000 of the state's 800,000 uninsured residents over the next year and lower health care costs statewide.

Maryland Healthcare for All, a nonprofit group, will use the foundation money for staff who will participate in "coalition building" to support the expansion of care.

It's all part of Robert Wood Johnson's efforts to support statewide efforts to expand coverage.

1 comment:

Anonymous said...

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