ANNAPOLIS – U.S. Senator Ben Cardin (D-MD) today lauded the launching of HealthReform.Maryland.gov, a new website designed to provide information about what health care reform means to Maryland residents and small businesses. Today also marks the 2nd Anniversary of the signing of the Affordable Care Act (ACA).
“Thanks to health care reform, all Marylanders will have access to affordable, quality health insurance,” said Senator Cardin. “Our focus now must be on ensuring that Marylanders have the information they need about what benefits are available to them so they can make informed choices about their coverage. This website is a great resource because it will provide important information to individuals and businesses so they can make decisions about their health care needs.”
The main portion of the website, “Health Care Reform & Me,” is broken down into three categories, families and individuals, seniors, and small businesses, in order to provide straightforward access to the information most relevant to each user. Within each category, visitors can find a list of provisions and benefits already provided or that will soon be available as a result of health care reform. Additionally, each section provides resources to help Marylanders who are looking for insurance options available today through State and Federal programs.
“When President Obama signed the Affordable Care Act two years ago today, Governor O’Malley and I began moving forward immediately to implement reform in order to maximize its benefits for Maryland families, seniors and small businesses,” said Lt. Governor Anthony Brown. “Many benefits are already in place, and many more will become available through Maryland’s Health Benefit Exchange. With HealthReform.Maryland.gov, we can provide clear information to help Marylanders learn what health reform means for them and how they can take advantage of it. The site is another important tool in our ongoing efforts to reduce costs, expand access, and improve the quality of health care for all Marylanders.”