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Health Reform in Maryland: Lessons for Other States and the Nation

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Introduction and Statement of Purpose

The purpose of this report is to summarize the highlights of the Roundtable Discussion on Maryland health reform conducted by the School of Public Policy at the University of Maryland. This meeting, facilitated by Jack Meyer, Visiting Professor at the School of Public Policy, was held on September 19, 2019. Participants included outside experts and members of the faculty, along with some graduate students. The purpose of this meeting was to explore elements of key Maryland health reforms that might provide useful lessons for other states as well as be building blocks of future national reforms. An ancillary goal was to identify ways to explain the Maryland reforms in an easily understandable fashion in order to help people who are not deeply involved in these policies understand how they affect patients receiving care, the impact on a wide range of hospitals, physicians, and others who deliver care, and the major payers.

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