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Maryland touts allowing health care sign up on state tax returns

Posted On: Feb. 13, 2023 10:16 AM CST

Maryland officials and advocates are highlighting a state program that enables uninsured residents to begin signing up for health insurance by checking a box on their state tax return, the Associated Press reports. On state income tax forms, filers are asked if they have health insurance. If not, they can agree to have the Maryland Health Benefit Exchange inform them about their likely eligibility for low-cost or free health insurance.