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Yearly Archives: 2019

New program provides access to free medication to prevent HIV

This week, the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) set in motion a national program called Ready, Set, PrEP. This initiative makes pre-exposure prophylaxis (PrEP), an HIV prevention medication, accessible to those without prescription drug insurance coverage at no cost.  Pharmacies such as CVS Health, Walgreens, and Rite …

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International student gets covered: Dina

Dina was taught by her parents, “Success doesn't just come and find you, you have to go out and find it yourself.” With this belief, she left her home and her family in Nepal five years ago in pursuit of success. For her, that meant a better education and a …

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Open Enrollment begins TODAY!

Are you excited to #GetCovered? If you are new to the Maryland marketplace, start here to apply for health insurance. When? Open enrollment for private plans begins today, Nov. 1, at 5 a.m. and ends Dec. 15 at 11:59 p.m. It’s important that you enroll during this period to ensure …

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Saluting a champion for health coverage for all

Colleagues at the Maryland Health Benefit Exchange spent Thursday morning at the Rockville library with more than 60 representatives of agencies and organizations who work to get health coverage to families who lack it. The energy and imagination that filled that room about how better to achieve that goal was …

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Time to browse 2020 health insurance plans and prices!

View new 2020 plans and lower prices now! Visit MarylandHealthConnection.gov and click Get an Estimate to browse plans. Open enrollment runs Nov. 1–Dec. 15 for health coverage starting Jan. 1, 2020. How do I view plans? You can use your computer or phone to compare plans and prices on the …

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Keep your child healthy with our back-to-school checklist!

With summer winding down, children are preparing to return to school. Here is a helpful checklist to make sure your child's school year gets off to a healthy start. 1) Vaccinations Did you know with a Maryland Health Connection plan, your child’s shots are covered at no cost, even if …

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Top five reasons you need a primary care doctor

In a world full of specialists and urgent care, it’s tempting to overlook the most important piece of the health-care puzzle: a primary care doctor. So, what is a primary care physician and why is he or she so critical to taking care of your health? The types of doctor …

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