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Posts from — August 2012

Cigarette taxes saved my kids’ lives

August 30, 2012

Maryland should again raise the cost of smoking. An Op-ed in the Baltimore Sun by Rev. Fred Weimert of the Central Maryland Ecumenical Council.... Read more »

Support is growing…

August 29, 2012

Over 460 organizations have endorsed our Healthy Maryland Initiative proposal to increase the state cigarette tax by one dollar per pack to continue to reduce teen smoking and to raise $100 million for critical health care and public health needs.... Read more »

Maryland wins big grant for its insurance marketplace

August 27, 2012

Maryland gets $123 million in federal money to build health insurance exchange Baltimore Sun August 23, 2012 By Meredith Cohn Maryland secured $123 million of federal funding to launch its health insurance exchange, the cornerstone of President Barack Obama’s health care reform, state officials announced Thursday. The money will help build the marketplace, now formally called the Maryland […]... Read more »

Health Reform and Healthy Businesses Event

August 20, 2012

Learn how health reform will affect your business, including the effects of health insurance exchanges and tax credits at this free regional event.... Read more »

Ready, or Not, for Obamacare

August 14, 2012

“We want to be the model,” says Lieutenant Governor Anthony Brown... Read more »

Tax will help deter kids from all forms of tobacco

August 8, 2012

The Baltimore Sun August 07, 2012 A recent article on tobacco use pointed out that although cigarette smoking has gone down nationally, the use of cigars and other non-cigarette tobacco products has gone up over the past few years (“Cigarette use down, other tobacco up, CDC says,” Aug. 3). A recent study of Maryland youth […]... Read more »