Third Party Influences

Third_partyThird parties may also be used to influence the actions of public officials.  Legal opinions and academic studies of the likely effect of certain policies, or economic impact reports of those policies, can be powerful aids to legislative or policy advocates.

To read any of the studies, click on the link below:

· A Health Insurance Exchange for Maryland – Comparing MA to MD

Jonathan M. Gruber, PhD & Robert L. Carey, January 2010

· 20,000 Direct Jobs in Maryland: The Economic Impact of Maryland’s Health Insurance Brokerage/Underwriting Industry

Sage Policy Group, February 2011

· Increasing Maryland’s State Tax Revenues while Enhancing Tax Fairness: The Case for Equal Tax Treatment of Sellers of Cigars

Sage Policy Group, March 2013