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Md. Health Benefit Exchange to Hold Regional Forum in Salisbury

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SALISBURY, Md.- Maryland Health Benefit Exchange leaders will host a regional forum in Salisbury on Tuesday. 

This invitation-only event brings together state and local community leaders to discuss ways to strengthen Maryland Health Connection, the state’s official health insurance marketplace, ahead of the 2020 enrollment period.

Close to 13,000 people still remain uninsured in the Lower Eastern Shore region of Maryland, according to officials. Of those, an estimated 4,000 individuals would qualify for Medicaid and another 7,000 would qualify for financial assistance to lower the cost of health insurance. Maryland Health Connection had a successful sixth open enrollment period, which ran from Nov. 1 to Dec. 15, 2018.

Nearly 157,000 Marylanders enrolled in qualified health plans for 2019. The state’s percentage of residents without health insurance is at a historic low of 6.1 percent, according to the U.S. Census Bureau.

Tuesday's event - the second of six regional forums the MHBE will hold - will take place from 12:30-2 p.m. in the DaNang Room at the Wicomico Youth & Civic Center, 500 Glen Ave., Salisbury.

 

 

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