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Proposal would require Maryland residents to have insurance

Baltimore Sun, March 5, 2009

High-ranking Maryland lawmakers and CareFirst BlueCross BlueShield, have outlined a $1.6 billion proposal for near-universal healthcare coverage that would require state residents to have insurance and employers to provide it. The legislation is the latest attempt to help a large segment of Marylanders who don't have health insurance—more than 760,000, or 14% of the population.