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FACED WITH POTENTIAL INSURANCE CRISIS, MARYLAND WEIGHS NEW COVERAGE MANDATE

February 23, 2018

Maryland Matters February 22, 2018 By Bruce DePuyt Maryland’s individual health insurance market is in danger of collapse if government and industry don’t find ways to persuade younger, healthier people to purchase coverage, a legislative panel was told Wednesday. The culprit, according to industry leaders, is the decision late last year by Congress and President […]... Read more »

Here’s why Maryland needs a Basic Health Plan

February 22, 2018

Washington Post February 22, 2018 Op-Ed-Delegate Robbyn Lewis Health care is a human right. Without universal access to quality, affordable health care, nothing else matters. Children need good health to learn and grow, and working adults need it to be engaged, creative and productive citizens. Unfortunately, Republicans are using their control of the federal government […]... Read more »

Maryland ponders ways to stabilize health insurance markets

A separate measure that received a hearing would create an individual health care mandate at the state level. ... Read more »

General Assembly weighs bill to require Marylanders to buy health insurance

Vincent DeMarco, president of Maryland Citizens' Health Initiative, praised the idea of using the penalty to help pay for insurance. His group is pushing the bill.... Read more »

Maryland bill would impose individual health insurance mandates

Maryland lawmakers are considering their own version of the Affordable Care Act.... Read more »

Md. Senate committee considers complicated health care changes

February 21, 2018

Daily Record February 21, 2018 Tim Curtis ANNAPOLIS — Maryland lawmakers were still making changes to a bill designed to stabilize the individual health insurance market hours before a hearing Wednesday, demonstrating the complexity of finding a solution to federal health care changes. Late changes to a bill presented to the Senate Finance Committee allowed […]... Read more »

Trump’s latest effort to undermine the ACA makes Maryland action all the more crucial

Fortunately, Maryland can take matters into its own hands, and health policy experts have proposed an ingenious way to do it.... Read more »

Maryland weighs new approach to curbing prescription drug costs

February 20, 2018

Washington Post February 16, 2018 Josh Hicks A Maryland bill that would make the state a national test case for controlling prescription drug costs has garnered broad legislative support in Annapolis but could put the state on a legal collision course with the pharmaceutical industry. The proposal, introduced by Sen. Joan Carter Conway (D-Baltimore City) […]... Read more »

Md. Lawmakers Push Bill To Regulate Prescription Drugs Prices

February 19, 2018

Several Maryland lawmakers are proposing to rein in the cost of prescription drugs.... Read more »

Citizens Group Pushing For Bill to Control Prescription Drug Costs

February 16, 2018

“Legislators don’t need us to tell [them] that this is a problem. They hear from their constituents that prescription drug prices are way too high,” he says.... Read more »