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5 Things Maryland: Legislators shaping health policy, Maternal mortality, "Chronic COVID"

| May 4, 2021 | Maryland

We are super excited to be kicking off our 2021 Maryland State of Reform Health Policy Conference next week! Because we feature things in this newsletter that we think are worth watching in Maryland health care, and because we know many of those topics are teed up on the agenda next...[ Read More ]

Public health advocates celebrate strong session

| Apr 27, 2021 | Maryland

Public health advocates and lawmakers hailed the successful advancement of key legislation in Maryland recently. The press conference was led by Vince DeMarco, Maryland Citizens’ Health Initiative president, who said it has been a tremendous year for health care progress. “[It begins] with the legislation that made it clear —...[ Read More ]

CareFirst BlueCross BlueShield welcomes accomplished physician and public health advocate as chief medical officer

| Apr 26, 2021 | Maryland

CareFirst BlueCross BlueShield (CareFirst) has appointed Dr. Tich Changamire as their new Chief Medical Officer. Dr. Changamire brings more than 20 years of medical and health plan experience, and provider-based healthcare leadership to his new role. He will lead the organization’s efforts to achieve excellence in healthcare affordability, quality, and...[ Read More ]

Q&A: MHA's Nicole Stallings explains health equity wins in legislative session

| Apr 21, 2021 | Maryland

Nicole Stallings, senior vice president of the Maryland Hospital Association, says the legislative session resulted in several health policy wins that will benefit all Marylanders. In an interview with State of Reform, Stallings breaks down the session successes and explains why they matter. Stallings will also be a panelist in...[ Read More ]

Maryland third in nation for vaccinating Black individuals

| Apr 20, 2021 | Maryland

As of Friday, Maryland had vaccinated 27.5% of its Black population — making it the third highest in that metric in the country behind Oregon and New Mexico, according to a report by Bloomberg. The same report finds Maryland is 9th in the nation for vaccinating Asian individuals and 12th...[ Read More ]

5 Things Maryland: Health in the budget, Detailed Agenda, Q&A w/Michele Eberle

| Apr 15, 2021 | Maryland

We are now four weeks out from our annual policy conference that underpins everything we do at State of Reform. In fact, the funding that goes into our conference, from sponsorships to registration, is the totality of what funds our reporting on Maryland health policy the other 364 days of...[ Read More ]

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