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Home Local Maryland Government Announcement Originally published August 31, 2010

LT. GOVERNOR BROWN, REP. SARBANES TO HOLD PRESS CONFERENCE LAUNCHING MARYLAND’S NEW FEDERAL HIGH-RISK HEALTH INSURANCE PROGRAM



Approved applicants’ health coverage effective tomorrow

ANNAPOLIS, Md. (August 31, 2010) – Tomorrow afternoon, Lt. Governor Anthony G. Brown will join Congressman John Sarbanes, President of Johns Hopkins Community Physicians Dr. Steven Kravet, Acting Executive Director of the Maryland Health Insurance Plan (MHIP) Tate Showers and health care professionals to announce the launch of the new federal high-risk pool program that will allow uninsured Marylanders with a preexisting condition to gain health insurance coverage. As a result of an agreement made in July between MHIP and the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, “MHIP Federal” received $85 million in federal funds and began accepting applications for insurance through the federal pool in August. Those approved applicants will begin receiving health insurance coverage tomorrow, September 1. During the press conference, the approved applicants will be presented with ceremonial Certificates of Coverage cards.

WHO: Lt. Governor Anthony G. Brown
U.S. Representative John Sarbanes (3rd District)
Dr. Steven Kravet, President, Johns Hopkins Community Physicians
Tate Showers, Acting Executive Director, Maryland Health Insurance Plan
Chet Burrell, President and Chief Executive Officer, CareFirst BlueCross BlueShield

WHAT: Lt. Governor Brown to announce the launch of “MHIP Federal”

WHERE: Johns Hopkins Bayview Medical Center
Pavilion Conference Room, Francis Scott Key Pavilion
4940 Eastern Avenue, Baltimore, MD

WHEN: Wednesday, September 1, 2010
2:00 PM