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Posts from — March 2019

Acting Health Commissioner, Dr. Dzirasa, Issues Statement on Maryland Senate Bill 759 to Establish Prescription Drug Affordability Board

March 14, 2019

The Baltimore City Health Department supports Maryland Senate Bill 759, which will address the increasing prices of prescription drugs, with the goal of making them more affordable for Baltimore residents.... Read more »

Urge Your Legislators To Support SB 759/HB 768 and SB 802/ HB 814

March 11, 2019

Please contact your legislators to support SB 759/HB 768 to create a Prescription Drug Affordability Board and SB 802/ HB 814 to create a Health Insurance Down Payment Plan.... Read more »

Paying Too Much for Prescription Drugs?

March 10, 2019

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

Lawmakers Express Support For Prescription Drug Board

March 7, 2019

“I don’t think there’s anybody here that wouldn’t want to vote for this bill,” Senate Finance Committee Chairwoman Delores Kelley assured witnesses at Wednesday’s hearing.... Read more »

Two Maryland bills are the state’s latest attempt to rein in drug prices

On Wednesday in Annapolis, committees in the state Senate and House of Delegates will hold hearings on bills... Read more »

Bill would create prescription drug affordability board

WBAL-TV March 6, 2019 By David Collins ANNAPOLIS, Md. — Legislation designed to hold down the cost of prescription medication is picking up support in Annapolis. The measure, which has gained the support of the Maryland Association of Counties, would establish a prescription drug affordability board. The bill’s supporters, including the mayor of Baltimore and […]... Read more »

Pugh, County Execs Take to the Airwaves to Promote Prescription Drug Affordability Board

Maryland Matters By: Josh Kurtz March 6, 2019 As lawmakers and advocates begin their big push this week for legislation that seeks to hold the line on rising prescription drug prices, they are being aided by Baltimore Mayor Catherine E. Pugh (D) and the executives of Maryland’s seven largest counties. Pugh and the execs have each […]... Read more »

Urge your legislators to support SB 759/HB 768, the Prescription Drug Affordability Board bills!

March 6, 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 »

Media Advisory

Md. Citizens’ Health Initiative to Launch Major Ad Campaign to Support Prescription Drug Affordability Board County Executives and Baltimore Mayor to Appear in Radio Ads Calling for General Assembly Action Contact: Vincent DeMarco, 410-591-9162   WHAT: Press conference to announce launch of major radio and social media ad campaign to support legislation to establish a […]... Read more »

Here’s a way Maryland can stabilize Obamacare, despite federal sabotage

March 5, 2019

As the Trump administration has torn holes in the Affordable Care Act, Maryland and a handful of other states have repaired the policy fabric within their borders — and achieved stability in their individual health-care markets. With tangible success in hand, the state’s General Assembly should now double down.... Read more »