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Posts from — October 2018

Statement: Maryland Attorney General to seek U.S. Supreme Court review of Maryland’s anti-drug price-gouging law

October 19, 2018

The Maryland Citizens’ Health Initiative applauds Attorney General Brian Frosh’s decision to ask the US Supreme Court to uphold Maryland's landmark anti-drug price-gouging law. ... Read more »

Op-Ed: Make America healthy again

October 11, 2018

The Washington Post recently published an article citing the fact that “Americans spend approximately 90 percent more for the medicines they use, as a percentage of income, than do citizens of the five largest European markets,” Moreover, for every dollar that we spend on health care, the largest percentage goes to prescription drugs.... Read more »

How badly at risk is Maryland if the Trump administration kills the ACA? It depends on whom you ask.

October 9, 2018

Baltimore Sun Editorial Board October 8,2018 Rep. Elijah Cummings says a report he commissioned from the House Committee on Oversight and Government reform shows that if the Trump administration is successful in its legal assault on key provisions of the Affordable Care Act, nearly 170,000 Marylanders could see their premiums skyrocket or could be denied […]... Read more »

Getting on Board

October 4, 2018

More than 130 candidates for state office – including Democratic gubernatorial nominee Benjamin T. Jealous – have pledged to support a proposal to create a Prescription Drug Affordability Board.... Read more »

Know Before You Vote

Before you head to the polls, make sure you see which candidates support prescription drug affordability! View the list of the over 130 candidates who have endorsed our Prescription Drug Affordability Board proposal.... Read more »

130 General Assembly Candidates Support Prescription Drug Affordability Board

October 3, 2018

Legislation to set up a Prescription Drug Affordabilty Board has received the support of 130 candidates running for the General Assembly. ... Read more »

LTE: Drug Affordability

October 1, 2018

My doctor prescribed seven different medications costing about $3,800 per month with insurance coverage — an amount that is all but impossible for me to cover.... Read more »