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Posts from — February 2014

Poll shows Marylanders, Lower Shore residents support new cigarette tax

February 18, 2014

If the bill becomes law, DeMarco and others expect it would decrease youth smoking by 10 percent, lead 23,000 adult smokers to quit and save millions in heath care costs.... Read more »

Hearings in Annapolis

February 12, 2014

Hearings for our Healthy Maryland Initiative (HB 108/SB 37) proposal to fund expanded public health programs with a $1.00 increase in the state’s tobacco tax will be held  on Tuesday, February 24 at 1:00PM in the House Ways and Means Committee. We hope you can join us! Thanks to Del Luedtke, Del. Frush and Sen Madaleno for being true public health leaders. Thank you also to all […]... Read more »

Monday viewpoints: Why the fuss over “the waiver?”

February 3, 2014

The Maryland Citizens' Health Initiative applauds the state's unique Medicare waiver under the Affordable Care Act. Implemented wisely, it will favor consumers by improving health care quality while slowing the growth of health care costs.... Read more »