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Implementing Health Care Reform in Baltimore City, Baltimore County and Anne Arundel County


No one plans to get sick or hurt, but most people need medical care at some point. Health insurance covers these costs and protects you from very high expenses. Health insurance coverage also provides you with access to preventive care and screenings to keep you and your family healthy. Unfortunately, many Marylanders struggle to find good affordable health insurance.

That is changing under the federal health care reform law, known as the Affordable Care Act. As of January 1, 2014, the new law will make health insurance accessible and affordable for hundreds of thousands of

Marylanders, their families and small business owners. The law also provides important new benefits that may help you.

HealthCare Access Maryland (HCAM) has an important role to play in helping implement the Affordable Care Act in Maryland. HCAM was awarded a grant from the Maryland Health Benefit Exchange to help uninsured people in Baltimore City, Baltimore County and Anne Arundel County learn about, apply for and enroll in health insurance.

Have questions? Call the HCAM Health Insurance
Call Center at 877-223-5201

The open enrollment period for qualified health plans (private insurance) is now closed. The next enrollment period will begin on November 15, 2014.  Under certain circumstances, you may be eligible to enroll in health insurance before November 15th. These qualifying life events include:

·        Moving to Maryland from another state

·        Changes in your income (for example, unemployment, a decrease or increase in your salary)

·        Changes in your family size (for example, if you get married or divorced or have a baby)

If any of these events occur before the next open enrollment period, please contact HealthCare Access Maryland for assistance. 1-877-223-5201



HCAM, along with 17 community partners, will provide outreach, education and eligibility determinations and help uninsured residents enroll in Medicaid, the Maryland Children’s Health Program (MCHP) and subsidized and non-subsidized health insurance plans – through Maryland Health Connection, the State’s “health insurance marketplace.” Maryland Health Connection gives individuals, families and small businesses a convenient way to explore, compare and enroll in private health insurance and public assistance programs during the state’s open enrollment period: October 1, 2013, through March 31, 2014.

Learn more about Maryland Health Connection. Visit, watch the video or download a fact sheet (in English or Spanish).

(View this video in Spanish)