As Thanksgiving approaches, I reflect on the past year, and I am filled with gratitude to be part of an effort that improves the lives of others. There are so many reasons why people have to endure the stress, uncertainty and unexpected medical costs associated with living without health coverage. Whether you have a child turning 26, recently lost your job, or are struggling to make ends meet, you now have a chance, maybe for the first time in your life, to experience the peace of mind that comes with having health insurance, regardless of your medical issues. If you enroll through Maryland Health Connection, you may be eligible for free or low-cost coverage. This year, you can also shop and compare plans and see what you can expect to pay before providing any personal information. To find out more, please visit MarylandHealthConnection.gov. If you’d rather talk to someone, call our Consumer Support Center at 1-855-642-8572. Someone can help you over the phone or connect you to in-person assistance near you. For your sake and that of your loved ones, look into getting health coverage. Have a wonderful Thanksgiving!
Executive Director, Maryland Health Benefit Exchange