MARYLAND HEALTH INSURANCE COVERAGE PROTECTION COMMISSION

Brian J. Feldman, Co-Chair (chosen by Senate President)
Joseline A. Pena-Melnyk, Co-Chair (chosen by House Speaker)

Appointed by Governor: Marco T. A. Priolo; Samantha M. Smith; Allison L. Taylor, Esq.; Sanford K. Walters

Appointed by Senate President: Christopher R. West; one vacancy.

Appointed by House Speaker: Bonnie L. Cullison; one vacancy.

Appointed by Senate President & House Speaker: Donna M. Carris; Vincent DeMarco, J.D.; Lori Doyle; Jamal Lee; Deborah R. Rivkin.

Representing Maryland Hospital Association: Robert O. Atlas, M.D.

Representing MedChi: Stephen J. Rockower, M.D.

Ex officio: Carolyn A. Quattrocki, designee of Attorney General; Laura Herrera Scott, M.D., Secretary of Health; David J. Cooney, designee of Maryland Insurance Commissioner.


[photo, St. Paul Plaza, 200 St. Paul Place, Baltimore, Maryland.] Staff: Jennifer B. Chasse; Lisa J. Simpson; Allison W. Taylor
(410) 946-5350, (301) 970-5350; e-mail: lisa.simpson@mlis.state.md.us
c/o Department of Legislative Services
Legislative Services Building, 90 State Circle, Annapolis, MD 21401
web: http://dls.maryland.gov/policy-areas/md-health-insurance-coverage-protection-commission#!

Staff: Laura E. Goodman (410) 767-5683; e-mail: laura.goodman@maryland.gov
c/o Office of Secretary, Maryland Department of Health
Herbert R. O'Conor State Office Building, 201 West Preston St., Baltimore, MD 21201 - 2399

Staff: Michael Paddy (410) 468-2408; e-mail: michael.paddy@maryland.gov
c/o Maryland Insurance Commissioner, Maryland Insurance Administration
St. Paul Plaza, Suite 2700
200 St. Paul Place, Baltimore, MD 21202 - 2272

St. Paul Plaza, 200 St. Paul Place, Baltimore, Maryland, July 2007. Photo by Diane F. Evartt.


Annual Report to Governor & General Assembly due Dec. 31 (Chapter 17, Acts of 2017).

In June 2017, the Maryland Health Insurance Coverage Protection Commission was authorized by the General Assembly (Chapter 17, Acts of 2017).

Changes and proposed changes to the federal Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act, the Maryland Children's Health Program, Medicaid, Medicare, and the Maryland All-Payer Model were monitored by the Commission. Their impact was assessed by the Commission, which made recommendations on how to ensure that Maryland residents have access to affordable health coverage.

The Commission also assessed the adverse effects on State residents, public health, and the economy resulting from the loss of health coverage through changes to the federal Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act. Moreover, it estimated the costs of such changes to Maryland and its residents, and examined measures to prevent or mitigate their adverse effects on the Maryland Children's Health Program, Medicaid, Medicare, and the Maryland All-Payer Model.

In April 2018, the Commission additionally was charged to undertake a study of options for ensuring stability in the individual and group health insurance markets. Commission findings and recommendations were to be included in its 2019 annual report (Chapters 37 & 38, Acts of 2018).

In October 2019, the Commission further was charged to study and make recommendations on whether the State Reinsurance Program should be extended after December 2023, and if so, how it would be funded (Chapters 597 & 598, Acts of 2019).

Authorization for the Commission originally was to end June 30, 2020, but was extended through June 30, 2023 (Chapters 417 & 418, Acts of 2019).

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