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Posts from — February 2015

City’s top health official advocates for cigarette tax hike

February 27, 2015

  WBAL NBC February 25, 2015 By Jennifer Franciotti BALTIMORE —Baltimore City’s health commissioner traveled this week to Annapolis to ask lawmakers to raise the state’s cigarette tax, saying just $1 more per pack will save lives. Lawmakers are considering a proposal to raise the current $2-per-pack tax by $1. Baltimore City Health Commissioner Dr. Leana […]... Read more »

Marylanders Strongly Support Life-Saving Tobacco Tax Increase To Restore Health Care for Pregnant Women

February 19, 2015

Media Advisory February 19, 2015 Today, the Maryland Citizens’ Health Initiative released a new survey by respected pollster Steve Raabe of OpinionWorks showing that Marylanders by 59% to 31% oppose Governor Larry Hogan’s health care cuts for pregnant women.  The survey also shows that 65%  of Marylanders, including 51% of Republicans, support a one dollar […]... Read more »

Dollar-a-pack cigarette tax hike proposed, despite Hogan pledge

February 5, 2015

Madaleno believes that an increase tax on cigarettes could provide necessary funds to support the possible 1,400 pregnant women between the 185% and 250% of the federal poverty level who will be denied Medicaid coverage under Hogan’s budget.... Read more »

MD health advocates push increase in tobacco tax

Supporters of a tax hike on cigarette packs are hoping the higher price will also increase healthier living... Read more »

MD health exchange a home run for consumers

Adam Jones has pride in his team and pride in this state. With his help the Orioles are on the upswing, and so too is our ability to ensure high­quality, low­cost health coverage for our fellow Marylanders.... Read more »

Orioles’ Adam Jones backs efforts to enroll Marylanders in health insurance

February 2, 2015

The Afro January 30, 2015 Orioles star Adam Jones is throwing his celebrity behind an effort to get all eligible Marylanders to sign up for health insurance on the Maryland health exchange before the sign-up window closes on Feb. 15. Jones is teaming up with the Maryland Health Care for All! Coalition to release a […]... Read more »

Baltimore Orioles Adam Jones teaming up with local leaders for health care

WMAR Baltimore January 30, 2015 Baltimore Orioles’ outfielder Adam Jones has been tapped by state health officials as the new voice for universal healthcare. Jones joined local leaders and healthcare partners on Friday to kick off a radio ad campaign urging residents to sign up for health insurance before the Feb. 15 deadline. In the […]... Read more »

Adam Jones premiers health exchange radio ad

The Baltimore Sun January 30, 2015 Andrea McDaniels Orioles center fielder Adam Jones has joined the push to sign up Marylanders for health insurance under Obamacare. He recorded a radio ad released Friday at an event with Baltimore Mayor Stephanie Rawlings-Blake, Attorney General Brian Frosh and other public officials. The add encourages people to call […]... Read more »

Adam Jones part of new campaign to push health insurance

NBC Baltimore Lisa Robinson January 30, 2015 BALTIMORE —There’s a new, bigger push to get Marylanders signed up for health insurance. Health care advocates, joined by state and local leaders, kicked off a new campaign Friday to encourage health insurance enrollment. The campaign includes Baltimore Orioles centerfielder Adam Jones lending his voice to the cause […]... Read more »

Baltimore Oriole stumps for health care

“Pick up the phone and call 2-1-1 or go to the website, http://www.marylandhealthconnection.gov, to enroll,” Jones said.... Read more »