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Commission that will monitor healh care meets for the first time Tuesday

Posted at 7:05 AM, Aug 01, 2017
and last updated 2017-08-01 07:05:41-04

   ANNAPOLIS, Md. (AP) - As proposals to change the nation's health insurance landscape continue to move swiftly, a Maryland commission created to monitor potential changes to the Affordable Care Act is scheduled to meet for the first time.

The panel is scheduled to meet Tuesday in Annapolis.

Democrats who control the legislature created the commission by legislation this year, out of concern that President Donald Trump and the GOP-led Congress would repeal the health care law. So far, they haven't, but the White House is insisting that the Senate resume efforts to repeal.

The Maryland law that created the panel went into effect without Republican Gov. Larry Hogan's signature. Hogan's spokesman says the governor has appointed three panel members, and Maryland's health secretary and the state's insurance commissioner plan to attend the meeting.