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Maryland To Increase Health Coverage Through New Methods

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Insurance is complicated enough, and now, Maryland health officials are planning a variety of ways to reach uninsured people who don't speak English fluently.

The new plan includes advertising on radio, television and social media to reach those who can be covered under the federal health care law, but may not know it.

Danielle Davis, a spokeswoman for the Maryland Health Exchange, says a call center with access to translators is in the works. Plans are also underway to get the word out through faith-based groups.

Davis says a spring conference will bring together leaders from a variety of faiths across the state on how they can spread word.

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