There’s no word on whether assistance will be offered to help the Marylanders getting soaked with a 83% increase in premiums.
Maryland has opened a call center to help residents learn more about health care reform.[...]It will include bilingual staff to help residents and small employers with health coverage options. It also will have staff available to help explain financial assistance options.From now until September 30th, the center will help residents with general questions about health coverage and preparations for open enrollment. The hours of operation are Monday through Friday from 8 a.m. to 6 p.m.It will be staffed with 125 representatives on October 1st, when residents can begin selecting health insurance plans through the state-based insurance market place.The call center will be open seven days a week during the open enrollment period, which ends on March 31st.
Jeff Quinton is a native South Carolinian who has lived in Baltimore for 8 years. He is a recent convert to the Catholic Church and is active in the Knights of Columbus. He has been aggregating and blogging since 1998. He has worked as a reporter, in government, and as a communications professional in DC. Quinton is a veteran who served as an intelligence analyst in the Army National Guard. He is also an Eagle Scout.