Category Archives: Stay Informed


60 Minutes Report Highlights Heart-Breaking Challenges In Obtaining Treatment for Mental Health Care

Many Maryland Families Could Face Similar Risk if Insurance Regulators Don’t Step in to Help  BALTIMORE, MD (December 17, 2014) — A report that aired on “60 Minutes” Sunday night shared the stories of three families who faced insurmountable barriers … Continue reading

What’s the Difference between the APTC and the CSR?

The Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act not only provide qualifying consumers with the ten  but eligible consumers have the option of two financial assistance programs. One option for consumers is the Advance Premium Tax Credit (APTC). The APTC helps consumers … Continue reading

California Consumer Watchdog/DMHC Report

Post by: Amy Woodrum, Maryland Parity Project Intern California Healthline recently posted an article about Consumer Watchdog of California, a consumer advocacy group that works to expose and challenge injustices. Consumer Watchdog valiantly stood up against some major insurance companies … Continue reading

CA Court of Appeals Enforces Parity Act Twice

In the summary of the case which began in 2012, Harlick vs. Blue Shield of California (9th Cir.2012) 686 F.3d 699, Robert Bohner of Sedgwick LLP details how the Ninth Circuit court claimed that a health insurance carrier is required … Continue reading