Fact Sheet
February 2018

Health Insurance Down Payments: The Maryland Plan

The Republican tax plan that President Trump signed into law in late December ended the federal government’s enforcement of the Affordable Care Act’s (ACA) individual mandate. Starting tax season in 2020, people who were uninsured the previous year will no longer pay penalties on their federal income tax returns.

Fact Sheet
January 2018

America’s Seniors Need Medicare Oral Health Coverage

Nearly 60 million seniors and disabled persons rely on the Medicare program – and only about one-third of them have any coverage for oral health care. The Medicare statute currently excludes coverage for almost all oral health care. As a result, people with Medicare coverage suffer the physical and financial consequences of untreated dental problems.

Fact Sheet
November 2017

How the Tax Bill Will Force States to Cut Medicaid

One of the most destructive ways the tax bill attacks health care has gotten the least attention.

In addition to kicking people off coverage by repealing the individual mandate and setting the stage for huge funding cuts down the road because of the ballooning deficit, the tax bill will sap states’ ability to fund vital health care programs.

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