Shaw House, 1st floor
21 State Circle, Annapolis, MD 21401
In May 2011, the Governor's Office of Health Care Reform was authorized by the Governor (Executive Order 01.01.2011.10). The Office provides leadership, oversight, and coordination for Maryland's implementation of health care reform as mandated by the federal Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act of 2010.
The Office maintains a timeline for the implementation of the multiple components of the federal Act, and ensures that those agencies responsible are meeting their deadlines. Further, the Office is responsible for coordinating a statewide public education and outreach campaign to keep the public informed concerning health care reform implementation. Also, the Office provides administrative support to the Maryland Health Care Reform Coordinating Council.
To meet requirements under the federal Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act (Public Law 111-148) as amended by the Health Care and Education Reconciliation Act of 2010 (Public Law 111-152), Maryland formed the Health Benefit Exchange. The federal statute required each state to establish a health benefit exchange by January 1, 2014 or choose one run by the federal government. Maryland chose to operate its own exchange, and received conditional federal approval of its marketplace governance and structure in December 2012.
Authorization for the Office extends through December 31, 2015.
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