State Roundup, June 14, 2016

HEARING ON ELECTIONS: Elections administrators from around Maryland are expected in Annapolis today to brief a Senate committee on problems that emerged during April’s primary — especially in Baltimore CIty, reports Michael Dresser of the Sun. State elections administrator Linda H. Lamone and Baltimore elections chief Armstead B.C. Jones Sr. are among those expected to appear before the Senate Education, Health and Environmental Affairs Committee.

The lawsuit marks a critical departure for Beilenson, a longtime advocate for the Affordable Care Act, President Barack Obama’s insurance reform designed to extend
health coverage to more Americans. The federal law requires insurers with healthier members to make payments to those with sicker, costlier members, reports Sarah Gantz in the Sun.NONPROFIT HEALTH CO-OP SUES U.S.: A nonprofit health-care cooperative in Maryland is suing the federal government to avoid paying tens of millions of dollars to a larger insurer underwhat the group described as a “dangerously flawed” program of the Affordable Care Act, reports Josh Hicks for the Post. Evergreen Health, whose chief executive is Peter Beilenson, on Monday filed a lawsuit in U.S. District Court in Maryland claiming that the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services has unfairly required it to fork over $22 million to CareFirst, a Blue Cross and Blue Shield affiliate operating in the Mid-Atlantic region.