During the Maryland State Legislative Session of 2014, Planned Parenthood of Maryland (PPM) successfully led a coalition of behavioral health, domestic violence, and other providers to support passage of Senate Bill 790. Under the new law, the Maryland Insurance Administration created a form for endangered individuals seeking privacy protections so that they may control their own insurance communications.
As a provider of reproductive health services to more than 40,000 Marylanders each year, PPM spotted a troubling trend with our patients who are covered by another’s insurance policy – such as their spouse or parents. In fact, we saw patients daily who were delaying treatment or paying out-of-pocket for care covered by their insurance rather than risk a violation of their patient privacy.
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