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Posts from — November 2018

State legislators call for health insurance down payment plan

November 21, 2018

“When more people enroll in coverage, the costs come down for everyone,” said Peña-Melnyk, D-Prince George’s and Anne Arundel. “More young and healthy people in the individual market means that risk levels are better and premiums are lower. Fewer uninsured means lower uncompensated costs in hospital emergency rooms, which means fewer of those costs get passed on to the rest of us.”... Read more »

Legislators to try for Maryland insurance mandate again next year

Maryland lawmakers plan to introduce legislation again next year that would create a state-level individual mandate, a potential long-term fix for Maryland’s individual insurance market. Under the proposal, funds raised by the individual mandate, a tax on people without health insurance, would be used to help people purchase health insurance, reduce premiums and pay for administrative costs.... Read more »

Signing up for healthcare

Vinny Demarco from the Maryland Citizen's health initiative joins Fox45 to talk about the benefits of the Affordable Care Act.... Read more »

Health Insurance Down Payment Plan: How to make healthcare more affordable for everyone

November 20, 2018

Today we released new data suggesting that the Affordable Care Act makes health care more affordable for ALL Americans!... Read more »

Lawmakers redouble efforts to push health insurance down payment

“I strongly believe that the Health Insurance Down Payment Plan will be good for all Marylanders,” said Peña-Melnyk. ... Read more »

Lawmakers seek to create state mandate to push more Marylanders into health insurance

“This will get a lot more people insured,” DeMarco said.... Read more »

Statement: Prescription Drug Affordability Successes in Yesterday’s Election

November 7, 2018

When the General Assembly convenes in January, there will be at least twenty-eight senators and eighty-six delegates – a supermajority in both the State Senate and the House of Delegates– who have already endorsed legislation to create a Prescription Drug Affordability Board. ... Read more »

Sign our Prescription Drug Affordability Resolution

November 6, 2018

Are you fed up with high drug costs? Your organization should endorse our Prescription Drug Affordability Resolution today! ... Read more »

Paying Too Much for Prescription Drugs?

Share your story to help bring down prescription drug costs!... Read more »

LTE: Mathias’ support for prescription cost initiative praised

November 2, 2018

In the race for the Maryland Senate 38th District seat, one candidate stands out for his leadership on an issue that affects virtually every family in this area: the soaring costs of prescription drugs.... Read more »