201Okay Marylanders Get Well being Insurance coverage by Particular Registration – CBS Baltimore

ANNAPOLIS, Md. (AP) – More than 200,000 Maryland residents have health insurance during a special enrollment period for coronavirus.

Maryland Health Connection announced Tuesday that a total of 201,141 people had enrolled as of March 2020.

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The 17-month special enrollment in response to the pandemic was one of the longest of any state in the country. It was extended several times as the emergency continued and ended on August 15th.

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Maryland Health Connection is administered by the Maryland Health Benefit Exchange.

More than 1.3 million Marylanders are currently covered by Maryland Health Connection – approximately 1.2 million in Medicaid and more than 165,000 in private coverage, with nearly 80% eligible for financial assistance. That is 12% more than before the pandemic.

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The next option for Marylanders to purchase private health insurance through Maryland Health Connection begins November 1 for the insurance year 2022.

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