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Posts from — April 2019

Maryland Takes Step Toward Capping Drug Prices

April 30, 2019

By Jared S. Hopkins Governor is poised to sign bill creating panel to review expensive prescription drugs and limit what agencies will pay for them. Maryland is poised to become the first state to create a panel to review expensive prescription drugs and cap what public agencies will pay for them. The legislation, which cleared the […]... Read more »

If the states don’t treat pharma as a utility, it may be ‘lights out’ for too many patients

April 29, 2019

Earlier this month, legislators voted to create a Prescription Drug Affordability Board, and Maryland Gov. Larry Hogan has until the end of May to either support or veto the measure.... Read more »

Gov. Hogan has opportunity to improve health care in Md.

Governor Hogan has now been given yet another opportunity to improve health care in Maryland with two pieces of bipartisan landmark legislation that have landed on his desk for consideration.... Read more »

Vincent DeMarco: Two major steps for Md. health care

April 24, 2019

Maryland has a strong track record of being a leader in health care policy, and both bills passed this year establish first-of-a-kind public solutions to health care challenges. National experts are already touting our legislation as a model for other states to follow.... Read more »

6 key takeaways from Maryland Gov. Larry Hogan’s New Hampshire event — a ‘must’ stop for presidential hopefuls

Hogan appeared to endorse a proposal from Maryland’s Democratic legislature to establish a board to study capping prescription costs for state and municipal employees.... Read more »

Vincent DeMarco Discusses Health Legislation with Prince George’s Community TV

April 17, 2019

Vincent DeMarco, with the Health Care For All Coalition, discusses legislation regarding prescription drugs & other health issues awaiting Gov. Larry Hogan's signature to become law.... Read more »

Maryland Passes Nation’s First Prescription Drug Affordability Board Legislation

Maryland General Assembly passed legislation that which would create the first state Prescription Drug Affordability Board (PDAB) to address the costs of certain high-priced drugs in Maryland. Gov. Larry Hogan has until May 31, 2019, to sign or veto the bill. ... Read more »

Maryland legislature passes laws to make health insurance enrollment easier and create drug price board

April 15, 2019

Health coverage will be easier to secure for uninsured Marylanders and prescriptions could become cheaper for government workers under legislation passed by the General Assembly, which took up a slate of related measures before adjourning for the year.... Read more »

Maryland Leads With Health Care Initiatives

April 11, 2019

On the final day of the 2019 Maryland General Assembly, history was made with the passage of two bills to establish the nation’s first Prescription Drug Affordability Board and creating easy access and enrollment for health insurance. ... Read more »

Pharma lobbyists flooded Maryland to block a drug-pricing bill. Opponents pushed back — and won

Drug pricing advocates considered it nothing short of a triumph this past Monday when, with an hour remaining before their 2019 session expired, lawmakers passed a first-of-its kind law to create a state board that could cap payments for ultra-expensive prescription drugs.... Read more »