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Posts from — February 2019

Media Advisory

February 14, 2019

Health Care Advocates Win Major Support from Faith Leaders for Prescription Drug Affordability Board Legislation... Read more »

State lawmakers consider using a penalty to coax more Marylanders into buying health insurance

February 13, 2019

Maryland could be “an exciting model” for other states. ... Read more »

Health groups back health insurance down payment insurance plan in MD

Supporters say it’s a creative way of trying to protect the federal Affordable Care Act in Maryland... Read more »

Health groups back downpayment insurance in Maryland

Cecil Daily February 13, 2019   ANNAPOLIS (AP) — Health organizations in Maryland are backing a proposal to create an individual health care mandate at the state level. Several groups and lawmakers will gather in Annapolis on Wednesday to endorse legislation in the Maryland General Assembly that would revive the mandate that was gutted at […]... Read more »

Maryland’s health care for all proposal

Fox 45 February 13, 2019 Struggling to protect the Affordable Care Act, some states are now proposing legislation to keep the individual mandate by relabeling it as a “healthcare down payment.” Vincent Demarco, from the Maryland Citizens Health Initiative, joins Fox45 to talk about a proposal that will help people buy insurance. Click to view […]... Read more »

Media Advisory: Advocates win major support for Health Insurance Downpayment Legislation

Major health organizations join the Maryland Health Care For All! Coalition and legislative leaders to announce their support for legislation to establish a Health Insurance Down Payment Plan for Maryland at an Annapolis press conference Feb. 13th.... Read more »

While touting impact of Md. alcohol, tobacco taxes, advocates defer on increases

February 12, 2019

Increases in taxes on alcohol and tobacco in the last decade are driving down teen smoking and drinking and other adverse health effects, a new report finds.... Read more »

Urge your legislators to co-sponsor Prescription Drug Affordability Board bill!

February 4, 2019

Use our Action Page to contact your legislators and urge them to co-sponsor legislation to be introduced by Senator Kathy Klausmeier and Delegate Joseline Peña-Melnyk to create a Prescription Drug Affordability Board... Read more »

Ask Your Legislators to Cosponsor the Health Insurance Down Payment Plan!

Please contact your legislators and urge them to co-sponsor legislation to be introduced by Senator Brian Feldman and Delegate Joseline Peña-Melnyk to create a Health Insurance Down Payment Plan.... Read more »

To Control Drug Prices, States May Have to Face Off Against Feds

February 1, 2019

Frustrated by federal inaction, state lawmakers in 41 states have proposed detailed plans to lower soaring prescription drug costs.... Read more »