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Posts from — May 2017

Hogan lets drug price-gouging bill, dozens others become law without signature

May 31, 2017

Gov. Larry Hogan said Friday he will not block a new law giving the Maryland attorney general's office authority to take generic drug makers to court to challenge allegedly excessive price increases.... Read more »

Hogan vetoes bill to ‘ban the box’ on college applications

Hogan on Friday also allowed dozens of bills to become law without his signature, including one that authorizes state Attorney General Brian E. Frosh (D) to sue drug companies that dramatically increase the price of drugs... Read more »

Hogan allows drug price-gouging bill to become law

Gov. Larry Hogan will allow to become law a measure that gives the state attorney general the power to sue generic drug manufacturers over price gouging... Read more »

As States Wage Battles on High Drug Prices, Drugmakers Fight Back

May 17, 2017

Maryland’s legislature in April approved a bill that would allow the state attorney general to sue manufacturers of generic drugs for price increases deemed to be excessive; the governor is reviewing it, a spokeswoman said.... Read more »

At Baltimore town hall, defending Medicaid

WYPR May 16, 2017 Rachel Braye Several dozen people defended Medicaid and the Affordable Care Act Monday night at a town hall at the Greater Baltimore Urban League. Maryland congressmen Elijah Cummings and John Sarbanes, both Democrats, listened as person after person shared personal health stories. One of these stories came from 63-year-old Dean Dodson. […]... Read more »

Do the Opposite

May 9, 2017

This post was originally shared on Community Catalyst’s Health Policy Hub about the work of the Maryland Faith Health Network on April 24, 2017. Doing the Opposite Guest Blogger, Andi Mullin and Stephanie Klapper During this tumultuous time in our country’s history, when the President of the United States is sowing division and fear by […]... Read more »

House passes health care bill, setting up harder fight in Senate

"We think the Trump-Ryan bill would be a disaster for millions of Americans and hundreds of thousands of Marylanders," said Vincent DeMarco, president of Maryland Citizens' Health Initiative, ahead of the House vote.... Read more »

RSVP for Medicaid Townhall

On Monday, May 15 th at 5:30pm at the Greater Baltimore Urban League, 512 Orchard Street in Baltimore, Representatives Elijah Cummings and John Sarbanes, health advocates and Marylanders that are concerned about potential draconian cuts to the life-saving Medicaid program will gather to discuss their stories, and ways we can move forward to protect the […]... Read more »

What is Hogan waiting for?

Maryland would be the first state have such a law if Gov. Larry Hogan signs the Frosh bill – or even if he allows the bill to become law without his signature.... Read more »

Winners and Losers of the General Assembly Session

Vinny DeMarco and the Maryland Citizens Health Initiative: It continues to be the model for mobilizing grass-roots support for progressive legislation in Annapolis. This year it helped enact a one-of-a-kind curb on prescription drug prices that should become a model for other states.... Read more »