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Posts from — January 2019

Supreme Court must right wrong striking down Md.’s drug price-gouging statute

January 15, 2019

The Supreme Court must restore the authority of Maryland and other states to address the health needs of their people. Nothing short of our constitutional order and public health depend on the Justices doing the right thing.... Read more »

Poll Shows Strong Support for Rx Drug Measure, Health Care Mandate, Clean Energy

A poll being released Wednesday – the kick-off of the 90-day General Assembly session – shows that voters back a measure to hold the line on the cost of prescription drugs; legislation to create a statewide health insurance mandate; and a bill to boost the state’s renewable energy goals.... Read more »

Video addresses alcohol, tobacco tax success

January 10, 2019

The Maryland Healthcare for All Coalition has released a video demonstrating the success of alcohol and tobacco taxes to address public health issues and save lives.... Read more »

County executives push for prescription drug board

The leaders of Maryland’s biggest jurisdictions are backing a state bill that would possibly lower drug prices in Maryland.... Read more »

Sports Betting, Schools, Roads: What To Expect From Maryland’s 2019 General Assembly Session

January 9, 2019

Montgomery County Delegate Joseline Peña-Melnyk will be proposing the Prescription Drug Affordability Board Act.... Read more »

Health Care, Education, Big Issues for Maryland Lawmakers

Leading Maryland lawmakers expressed strong support for making prescription drugs more affordable.... Read more »

General Assembly 2019: What needs to happen this year and what can wait

Maryland had great success last year in shoring up its Affordable Care Act insurance exchange, which saw substantial decreases in premiums for 2019 and, consequently, an increase in enrollment at a time when other states experienced sharp drops. But the work isn’t done. ... Read more »

The Latest on the start of Maryland’s legislative session

Maryland's House speaker is expressing confidence lawmakers will approve legislation designed to make prescription drugs more affordable.... Read more »

Maryland County Executives Back Drug Affordability Board

January 8, 2019

Maryland lawmakers are taking action to manage prescription drug prices and gouging, by working to create a Prescription Drug Affordability Board in the state.... Read more »

2019 General Assembly Preview:

The Maryland General Assembly kicks off its 439th session on Wednesday with the great expectations that accompany every first year of a four-year legislative term. ... Read more »