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New Maryland law assists individuals to qualify for Medicaid automatically based on information on state tax return

20. May 2019 Sam Fish Health

On Monday, May 13, 2019, Governor Larry Hogan (R) signed a bill into law, which will automatically assist individuals to become enrolled in the state’s Medicaid program. 

The new law will permit a taxpayer to check a box on the state tax return which will cause the state’s health care exchange to determine if the person qualifies for Medicaid, based on the information in the tax return. 

The new law, creating the “Maryland Easy Enrollment Health Program” is a first-in-the nation measure.