The Maryland Citizens Health Initiative Education Fund, Inc.

The Maryland Citizens' Health Initiative established the Maryland Health Care for All! Coalition in 1999. It is the state's largest health care consumer coalition with over 1,200 diverse organizational members, including religious, health, community, labor, and business groups from across the state. The Initiative’s members want to solve Maryland's health care crisis by winning access to quality affordable health care for all Marylanders, especially children. See below for more information about the Maryland Health Care for All! Coalition’s recent activities, accomplishments, and advocacy work and tools!

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  • Maryland Health Care for All! Coalition Quoted on Small Business Tax Credits

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    MD: Vincent DeMarco, President of the Maryland Health Care for All! Coalition, was quoted by local media supporting the Maryland Comptroller’s participation in a pilot program in Howard County to raise awareness about tax credits available to small businesses. “We are hopeful that the comptroller’s mailing will significantly increase the number of small business in Howard County who know about and take advantage of the health care tax credits,” said DeMarco. He added that an estimated 66,000 small businesses in Maryland, including 5,000 in Howard County, should qualify for the credits.
  • Op-Ed Highlighted ACA's Benefits for Small Businesses

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    Brian England, a  small business owner and Maryland Citizens’ Health Initiative (MCHI) board member, published an op-ed in The Baltimore Sun highlighting how his business has benefited from the Affordable Care Act (ACA).  England notes that the rising cost of health insurance has been one of the biggest barriers to developing a successful business. However, when England renewed his insurance in August 2011, he found that for the first time, insurance rates had gone down by 6% due to the ACA's MLR requirement.

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