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Posts from — March 2017

Hike on State Liquor Sales Tax May Be Helping Prevent DUI Accidents

March 28, 2017

It was the first alcohol tax increase in four decades. Now, a study links the tax hike to a six percent decline in DUI accidents overall in Maryland, and a 12 percent decline in the 15 to 34 age group.... Read more »

Study: Maryland alcohol sales tax increase leads to decline in drunk driving crashes

"We are thrilled to report that the 2011 alcohol sales tax increase has worked as we said it would to save lives by reducing harmful use of alcohol," Vincent DeMarco, president of the Maryland Citizens' Health Initiative said in a news release. "This new study shows conclusively that increasing alcohol sales tax reduced alcohol-related crashes, particularly among young people. We hope other states follow our example to enact life-saving alcohol tax increases."... Read more »

Study: Md.’s alcohol tax increase led to drop in drunken driving accidents

The increase in Maryland’s alcohol tax in 2011 has saved lives, advocates said after a new study showed a decrease in alcohol-related car crashes in the last six years.... Read more »

Maryland alcohol tax increase linked to drop in drunk driving crashes

March 27, 2017

"It's very very important that the public know that public health policies like this work," DeMarco said. ... Read more »

Stop drug price gouging

We urge the Senate to adopt Mr. Frosh's proposed amendments and the House to concur and send this bill — literally a matter of life and death for consumers — to Gov. Larry Hogan's desk.... Read more »

Overhaul of health law faces criticism from both sides in Maryland

March 8, 2017

Health care advocates and Democratic lawmakers in Maryland called a newly released GOP plan to replace the Affordable Care Act a threat to coverage for more than 400,000 state residents, while top Republicans, including Gov. Larry Hogan, argued that the law must be changed to preserve access to health insurance.... Read more »

Bill would prepare Md. for changes to the ACA

March 2, 2017

Maryland Democratic lawmakers are pushing legislation creating a panel to keep tabs on potential changes that Congress and the Trump administration may make to the Affordable Care Act.... Read more »

Md. advocates back panel to monitor health care changes

The commission would monitor what Congress may do to affect health care coverage for Maryland residents. It would report to the General Assembly with suggestions about how the state could respond.... Read more »