Maryland to Roll Out High-Risk Insurance Program
(Washington Business Journal) — Uninsured Marylanders who were previously denied health insurance because of pre-existing conditions now have access to a new federally sponsored health insurance option. The Affordable Care Act of 2010 allocates $5 billion for the creation of a new high-risk health plan to be administered by either the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services or individual states. Maryland is one of 30 states that will begin operating a state-based plan for uninsured people to opt into. Other states’ plans will be operated at the federal level, by the Department of Health and Human Services.