Baltimore Sun: Significant Decline in Uninsured Residents of Maryland’s Eastern Shore Region

An August 27 Baltimore Sun article details how Maryland’s rural Eastern Shore region has seen a major decline in the share of residents without health coverage. From 2013 to 2015, the number of residents lacking health coverage in one Congressional district dropped 54% — from 63,252 to 29,193. This was the largest decrease in the state. In that same Congressional district, the article states that “by another metric — the share of uninsured residents — the law has affected the Eastern Shore more than any other part of the state. The share of residents without coverage in the 1st District fell from nearly 9 percent in 2013 to just over 4 percent two years later — the largest drop in the state. By comparison, the share of uninsured statewide fell from 10.2 percent to 6.6 percent over that period.”

Seedco’s Navigator program in the Upper Eastern Shore of Maryland has helped thousands of Marylanders enroll in affordable health insurance since the program launched in 2013.

We are proud to play a central role in bringing much-needed health coverage to this community. Seedco’s Maryland Health Connection program recently expanded to the state’s Southern region, which includes Calvert, Charles and St. Mary’s Counties.

Learn more about Seedco’s health insurance outreach work in Maryland here: https://www.seedco.org/affordable-health-care-maryland

Read the full Baltimore Sun article here: http://www.baltimoresun.com/news/maryland/politics/blog/bs-md-obamacare-eastern-shore-20170818-story.html