Informed by Hilltop Research, O’Malley Appoints MD Health Benefit Exchange Board

Governor Martin O’Malley announced appointees to a nine-member board that will oversee Maryland’s Health Benefit Exchange, a website where state residents will be able to “compare rates, benefits and quality among health insurance plans to help them find one that best suits their needs.” O’Malley also signed executive orders to establish the Governor’s Office of Health Care Reform (OHCR), extend and expand the Health Care Reform Coordinating Council (HCRCC), and enhance the role of the Maryland Health Quality and Cost Council (HQCC) “to include a focus on health disparities and strategies for collecting and disseminating patient-centered outcomes.” The governor’s health care reform strategy is informed by research from The Hilltop Institute at UMBC. The Columbia Flier reports that, according to Hilltop, “implementing the federal Affordable Care Act will save Maryland an estimated $850 million and cut the number of Marylanders without health insurance in half by 2020.”

5 responses to “Informed by Hilltop Research, O’Malley Appoints MD Health Benefit Exchange Board

  1. Dr. Downing has had a long relationship with the LRC. Our courses, LRC 101 and LRC 101A, have used Skip’s text and student-centered approach to affect dynamic change in the skills and attitudes of hundreds of students.

  2. Dr. Downing has had a long relationship with the LRC. Our courses, LRC 101 and LRC 101A, have used Skip’s text and student-centered approach to affect dynamic change in the skills and attitudes of hundreds of students.

  3. Obviously, I’m talking about the upcomming Skip Downing Workshop and not Gov. O’Malley, yet these posts continue to show up on the wrong notice.

  4. Wow another really in depth blog post, Thanks for informing your readers about the research :) Top quality post <3

  5. Dr. Downing has had a long relationship with the LRC. Our courses, LRC 101 and LRC 101A, have used Skip’s text and student-centered approach to affect dynamic change in the skills and attitudes of hundreds of students

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