It’s official… BHCA is now HealthCare Access Maryland
Baltimore HealthCare Access is now HealthCare Access Maryland, a 501 C(3) not-for-profit organization devoted to serving the uninsured and under-insured populations of Maryland. BHCA recently launched their new logo and announced their new name, along with the debut of their new film of client success stories. They were joined by U.S. Senator Ben Cardin, Congressman John Sarbanes, Lt. Governor Anthony Brown, Baltimore City Mayor Stephanie Rawlings-Blake, Howard County Executive Ken Ullman, our Board of Directors, HealthCare Access Staff and many other prominent people from around the region for the launch party. With their new name, logo and video, HealthCare Access Maryland will be better able to reach clients throughout the state in need of assistance with their four areas of expertise: enrollment, navigation, care coordination and education/advocacy. To learn more about their core proficiencies, please view their new brochure.
While they specialize in health care, HealthCare Access Maryland will continue to serve all the needs of their clients, beyond just an insurance card. They will continue to serve children, pregnant women, parents, childless adults, and youth in Foster Care, as well as individuals with addiction issues, those recently released from jail, and the homeless. They have grown from 40 employees serving 30,000 residents to serving more than 100,000 residents each year with a staff of 200. In Baltimore City, they serve one out of every six residents, and have the expertise and capacity to serve the rest of the state’s uninsured and under-insured populations. With Health Care reform on the horizon, we hope to play an even larger role once it is fully implemented in 2014.
In the current difficult economic climate, HealthCare Access provides a refuge for people who have lost coverage or a job or who need temporary assistance due to short-term problems. With their rounded approach, they serve the entire person by providing cribs for new mothers, emergency prescriptions for those awaiting coverage and connection to food and housing assistance. HealthCare Access’s new brand and expansion to other parts of the state will bring these services to an increasing number of people in need of care beyond just coverage. To learn more about individual programs, please visit their programs page. HealthCare Access is always looking for ways to serve more clients, and with your tax-deductible contribution, they can continue to serve all the needs of our clients.