Hopkins Medicine could drop CareFirst as in-network as negotiations continue

A major change may be coming to Marylanders who rely on CareFirst for health insurance and Johns Hopkins Medicine for their care. More than 300,000 Marylanders who have seen a Johns Hopkins caregiver in the last two years and who have health insurance through CareFirst may soon be kicked out of network. Both nonprofits told 11 News it's the result of ongoing contract negotiations. Patients said they feel caught in the middle. Kathleen Weissner, a Baltimore City resident and retired state employee is is upset and stressed out. Weissner said she received word last week from Hopkins that they're dropping CareFirst as early as Dec. 5 if no agreement has been reached on a new contract.