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TESTIMONY TO THE HOUSE ECONOMIC MATTERS COMMITTEE
HB 735 Labor and Employment – Maryland Earned Sick and Safe Leave Act
BY: Ruth Crystal
DATE: February 27, 2013
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The Administration has submitted two additional bills to bring state law into compliance with the Affordable Care Act (ACA). Again these bills are highly technical and are aimed primarily at the health insurance and HMO industry. HB360 Health Insurance – Repeal of Obsolete Provisions of Law repeals several current laws that will be obsolete with the advent of the Health Insurance Exchange. HB361 Health Insurance – Conformity with Federal Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act sets the requirements and fees for the original SHOP Navigator license, and for li
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HB 228/SB 274 Maryland Health Progress Act of 2013 (Speaker/President) brings the Health Insurance Exchange into compliance with the Federal Accountable Care Act. The bill has more than 43 pages and is technical. It will raise the poverty level requirements for Medicaid to 133 percent of the Federal level. It also establishes several mechanisms for funding of a State reinsurance program and funding of the Exchange. The bill also establishes employment requirements for the Consolidated Service Center (CSC) and its employees.