Capsules: Baltimore Ravens To Host Ads for Maryland Health Exchange; Study: Nearly Half Of U.S. Births Are Covered By Medicaid

Now on Kaiser Health News' blog, Jay Hancock reports on ads just unveiled for Maryland’s online health insurance marketplace: "The Ravens join Giant Food and CVS Pharmacy in the effort to get as many uninsured people as possible enrolled in the state' online marketplace, dubbed the Maryland Health Connection. With an ad budget of $2.5 million, the predominantly Democratic state hopes to enroll 180,000 in private coverage sold through the marketplace and another 110,000 in an expanded Medicaid program" Hancock, 9/3).

Also on the Capsules, Phil Galewitz writes about a study detailing the number of U.S. births covered by Medicaid: "About half the births in the United States are paid for by Medicaid — a figure higher than previous estimates – and the numbers could increase as the state-federal health insurance program expands under the Affordable Care Act, according to a study released Tuesday" (Galewitz, 8/3). Check out what else is on the blog.

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