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Posts from — January 2018

Maryland state lawmakers propose replacement for repealed ObamaCare mandate

January 10, 2018

A proposal in Maryland would require people to pay a penalty for not having insurance. The money, though, could be used as a down payment for a health insurance plan. ... Read more »

Maryland lawmakers introduce replacement for Obamacare individual mandate

January 9, 2018

Washington Examiner Kimberly Leonard January 9, 2018 Maryland lawmakers have introduced a plan to replace Obamacare’s individual mandate, the provision gutted by Republicans in Congress last month that obligated people buy health insurance or pay a fine. The proposal in Maryland is being described as a “down payment plan” that would give people the option […]... Read more »

Maryland is already coming up with creative solutions for the Republican tax bill

Think Progress Amanda Michelle Gomez January 9, 2018 More people in Maryland are insured now than before the Affordable Care Act. Residents without insurance fell from 11.3 percent in 2010 to 6.1 percent in 2016. Still, there are thousands without insurance– many of whom qualify for federal assistance. Maryland consumer advocates fear federal action thus […]... Read more »

Maryland state lawmakers propose replacement for repealed ObamaCare mandate

A proposal in Maryland would require people to pay a penalty for not having insurance. The money, though, could be used as a down payment for a health insurance plan.... Read more »

Maryland Health Care For All! Coalition Announces Health Insurance Down Payment Proposal To Protect And Improve The Affordable Care Act in Maryland

10:30AM January 9th House Office Building, Annapolis Rm 150 ... Read more »

Maryland to fight pharmacist ‘gag rule’ on drug costs

If Maryland succeeds, it would mean that pharmacies would be allowed to inform customers they can pay less for a drug out of pocket than through their insurance. ... Read more »

Maryland legislation targets pharmacist ‘gag rule’ in PBM contracts: 4 things to know

Maryland lawmakers want to eliminate a "gag rule" that forbids pharmacists from sharing better deals on prescription drugs with patients... Read more »

Before Annapolis Summit, 3 more podcast episodes

January 4, 2018

The Daily Record  January 2, 2018 As we approach the 2018 Annapolis Summit, our annual event to mark the first day of the legislative session, we’ve got more podcasts from our partner, the Marc Steiner Show, to share. The 15th Annual Annapolis Summit will be held on the first day of the Maryland General Assembly session, from 7:30 […]... Read more »

Maryland fights prescription drug price-gouging; reader’s letter

Delmarva Now Susan Olson, Reader January 2, 2018 If you are taking prescription drugs, you have probably noticed a dramatic increase in prices. This is not necessarily because these drugs are more expensive to manufacture or distribute than they were just a few years ago. The price increases have to do with price-gouging, the unconscionable increase […]... Read more »

Public Forum on Medicaid in Maryland

Severna Park Voice January 4, 2018 Date: 01/25/2018 – 01/25/2018 Time: 7:00 pm – 9:00 pm Location: Annapolis Friends Meeting House Address: 351 Dubois Road, Annapolis Website: www.csgannapolis.org/medicaid In cooperation with Congressman John Sarbanes, the Maryland Citizen’s Health Initiative and Climate Stewards of Greater Annapolis present a forum on Medicaid in Maryland. We know that Medicaid matters to you, and […]... Read more »