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Contract negations between Johns Hopkins, CareFirst could leave more than 300,000 without insurance

September 13th, 2022 by WCBC Radio

WBAL reports thousands of Marylanders could face insurance changes if Johns Hopkins and CareFirst don't come to an agreement. More than 300,000 Maryland residents rely on CareFirst as their insurance providers and Hopkins Medicine for their care. But ongoing contract talks may result in those covered being kicked out of their network. Patients have received notice from CareFirst that Hopkins is dropping CareFirst as soon as Dec. 5 if there's no agreement reached on a new contract by then. In a statement, CareFirst says they do not agree it was necessary to put the people they serve in the middle of an ongoing negotiation