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Removing licensure barriers for immigrant health workers to be a priority for Maryland lawmakers next session

| Aug 18, 2022 | Maryland

In the midst of a severe workforce shortage, some Marylanders looking to become health workers are facing a major barrier to registering for their licenses.  Occupational boards require an individual to provide a Social Security number (SSN) when applying for licensure or certification. Immigrants who are not yet citizens and...[ Read More ]

12-month Medicaid postpartum extension approved in Maryland, Hawaii, Ohio

| Aug 17, 2022 | Hawaii, Maryland

An estimated 34,000 Medicaid beneficiaries in 3 states are now eligible for an extension of postpartum coverage up to 12 months. The U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS), through CMS, approved the extension for Maryland, Hawaii, and Ohio this week.      The American Rescue Plan included a...[ Read More ]

UnitedHealthcare Donates $500,000 to Nonprofits in Maryland

| Aug 12, 2022 | Maryland

UnitedHealthcare, a UnitedHealth Group (NYSE: UNH) company, is awarding $500,000 in Empowering Health grants to four community-based organizations in Maryland to expand access to care and address the social determinants of health for uninsured individuals and underserved communities. In total, UnitedHealthcare is donating $11 million in grants through its Empowering Health program...[ Read More ]

Maryland delegation members applaud President's signing of Veterans' health care bill with funding for two Maryland Veterans clinics

| Aug 11, 2022 | Maryland

On Wednesday, U.S. Senators Chris Van Hollen and Ben Cardin and Congressmen Steny H. Hoyer, Dutch Ruppersberger, John Sarbanes, Kweisi Mfume, and Anthony G. Brown (all D-Md.) applauded President Biden’s signing of legislation to open two veterans’ outpatient clinics in Baltimore and Prince George’s County. The bipartisan Sergeant First Class Heath...[ Read More ]

MHA releases extensive report with recommendations to combat workforce shortage

| Aug 11, 2022 | Maryland

To combat the critical health care workforce shortage in Maryland, hospital leaders across the state formed a task force to study challenges in the workforce pipeline and provide comprehensive recommendations. Convened by the Maryland Hospital Association (MHA) in November 2021, the Task Force on Maryland’s Future Health Workforce released an...[ Read More ]

Maryland has spent $2.4 billion in American Rescue Plan funds on health, SDOH services

| Aug 4, 2022 | Maryland

Maryland has spent $2.4 billion (67%) of $3.7 billion the state was allocated through the American Rescue Plan from March 3rd, 2021 through June 30th, 2022. Gov. Larry Hogan announced on Aug. 1st that the state submitted its 2022 American Rescue Plan, State and Local Fiscal Recovery Funds (SLFRF) Annual...[ Read More ]