Wednesday, December 23, 2009

Health Care for All Stops at Northwest Hospital

Maryland Health Care For All joined Baltimore County leaders yesterday at Northwest Hospital to celebrate close to 7,000 newly insured Baltimore County residents.

Those residents became insured through a health care expansion of the Medical Assistance for Families Program, created by the Governor's Working Families and Small Business Health Care Coverage Act of 2007.

Over 52,000 Maryland residents are enrolled in the Health Care for All program, and receiving medical care.

"We at the Maryland Health Care for All Coalition commend Governor Martin O'Malley and the Maryland General Assembly for enacting this health care expansion,” said Vincent DeMarco, president of the Maryland Citizens' Health Initiative. “They can be proud that because of their work Maryland has gone from 44th in the country in health care coverage for adults to 16th."

DeMarco joined Northwest Hospital president Erik Wexler and Del. Dan Morhaim, who is also an emergency medicine physician.

Those with questions about eligibility for the program should call 800-456-8900. City residents can inquire at 311 and Baltimore County residents can call 211. To read more from the Baltimore Sun, click here.

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