Press Releases / Media

We invite members of the media to use information from our website in stories. Please cite HealthCare Access Maryland (HCAM) as the source and share our website address,

HCAM experts possess the crucial, timely information that will help round out your stories. Please call us if you’re writing about:

  • Maryland’s unique hospital reimbursement—i.e., “all-payer”— system.
  • enrolling Marylanders in affordable health insurance.
  • providing insurance to low-income families and individuals through Medicaid or other plans.
  • challenges patients face navigating the healthcare system.
  • the health and well-being of Maryland’s children in foster care.
  • substance use treatment services and holistic care for the “whole person.”
  • needs of and resources for families experiencing homelessness.

Our staff’s on-the-ground experience can enhance your stories with rich detail, and our executives can provide the analysis and context to make your stories relevant to broad audiences.

Contact: Caitlin Mulrine, VP Development & Strategic Partnerships

About HealthCare Access Maryland

HealthCare Access Maryland is a 501(c)3 nonprofit agency that plays a critical role in strengthening Maryland’s healthcare delivery system. Working with both government and private-sector support, HCAM helps residents enroll in public health care coverage, navigate the complex healthcare system, and connect to educational and other resources that promote the health and wellness of individuals and communities.

Our History

HealthCare Access Maryland was established in 1997 as Baltimore HealthCare Access to initially assist with the Medicaid transition to managed care. After growing steadily, the agency broadened its reach to provide services to people throughout the state. We adopted our current name in 2011.

Press Releases

HealthCare Access Maryland Appoints Traci Kodeck CEO

BALTIMORE, MD -- HealthCare Access Maryland (HCAM) has named Traci Kodeck, a longtime senior leader…
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HealthCare Access Maryland to Host November 21 Insurance Enrollment Event in Towson

Trained Navigators Will Work with Marylanders to Enroll or Re-Enroll in Health Insurance in Year…
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HealthCare Access Maryland Names Traci Kodeck as Interim President and CEO

Longtime HCAM Official to Serve as Interim Leader Following December Departure of CEO Kathleen Westcoat BALTIMORE…
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Medicaid Deadline Looms for 13,200 Baltimore City Residents

Baltimore, MD — Changes to the way Marylanders must enroll in Medicaid mean that more than…
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HealthCare Access Maryland Earns Seal of Excellence

BALTIMORE, MD (Friday, June 5, 2015)—HealthCare Access Maryland (HCAM) was reaccredited by the Standards for Excellence…
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Kathleen Westcoat Chosen for Leadership Maryland Class of 2015

BALTIMORE (Thursday, Feb. 26, 2015)—Kathleen L. Westcoat, president and CEO of HealthCare Access Maryland, has…
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Baltimore Orioles Superstar Adam Jones Reveals a New Health Insurance Resource

On Friday, Kathleen Westcoat, Executive Director of HealthCare Access Maryland, will host a press conference…
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Health Insurance Enrollment Experts Available Thursday 8:30 AM–8 PM

Maryland Residents Should Call 1-877-223-5201 Baltimore, MD (January 26, 2015) — On Thursday, January 29,…
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Health Insurance Nonprofit Opens Pasadena Storefront

Certified Navigators On Site and Ready to Help Marylanders BALTIMORE (Monday, Nov. 24, 2014)—Marylanders in…
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Certified Navigators “Optimistic” about Open Enrollment

Increased Number of Enrollment Events, Locations, and Staff Improve Consumer Experience in the Central Region…
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